Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky


Professor Lipsky is currently Professor of Medicine Emeritus at University of Washington, Seattle. He was most recently Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Visiting Professor (Infectious Diseases and Microbiology) at University of Oxford, and Visiting Professor (Infectious Diseases) at the University of Geneva. Prior to that he worked 35 years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center affiliated with University of Washington, as Chair of Infection Control, Hospital Epidemiologist, Director of the Primary Care Clinic, and director of the Wound Infection Research Clinic. Professor Lipsky has authored >280 peer-reviewed publications, >100 other medical papers and textbook chapters, and four books on infectious diseases and the diabetic foot. He has chaired the guideline committees on diabetic foot infections of both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot since their inceptions. In recognition of his research, teaching and leadership he has been elected to Fellowship in two UK Royal Colleges and received the Diabetic Foot Global Conference’s “Edward James Olmos Award” (2008), The American Diabetes Association’s “Roger Pecoraro Award” (2012), the International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot’s “Karel Bakker Award” (2015), the Aydin (Turkey) Diabetic Foot Association “Honored Award” (2015), the “Lifetime Achievement Award” of the Veterans Affairs Society of Practitioners of Infectious Diseases (2016), and MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage (2020).