Joseph Hilinski, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr. Hilinski is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  He obtained his medical degree from the SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 1997.  He then completed his general pediatric residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA in 2000.  Following residency training Dr. Hilinski completed his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases also at Emory University in 2003. 

Dr. Hilinski was a faculty member in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University from 2003-2017, during which time he held multiple positions including being Peds ID Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director, and a Medical School Small Group Faculty teacher for the Osler Society.  While at Emory University he was a recipient of the Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award for Pediatrics, School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award, and selected as one of Atlanta Magazine’s top doctors for numerous years.  Dr. Hilinski is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.  He was a recipient of a UW Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020.  Dr. Hilinski’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised hosts, periodic fever syndromes, and pediatric urinary tract infections.  He is involved with ongoing pediatric antimicrobial stewardship efforts at St. Luke’s.

Dr. Hilinski grew up in Philadelphia and New York State and then lived in Atlanta for 20 years prior to moving to Boise to work at St. Luke’s in 2017.  His hobbies include skiing, fishing, reading (particularly Fantasy/Science Fiction), and video games.  He enjoys spending time on outdoor activities in the beautiful state of Idaho with his wife and two daughters.