Top Doctors 2016: Cancer Specialties

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Surgical oncologists specialize in the removal of tumors and cancerous tissue, and perform biopsies. Physicians with subspecialties in treating cancer can also be found under listings for Clinical Genetics, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Pain Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Disease, Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery and Urology.
Hematology
Hematologists treat blood diseases such as cancer, lymphoma, anemia and sickle cell disease. Oncologists and other internal medicine practitioners work in this specialty.
Sioban B. Keel, M.D., bleeding/coagulation disorders, anemia, bone marrow failure disorders; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; UW Medical Center; University of Minnesota, 1999
Michael L. Linenberger, M.D., bleeding/coagulation disorders, leukemia and lymphoma, hematologic malignancies; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; UW Medical Center; University of Kansas, 1982
Andrei R. Shustov, M.D., non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; UW Medical Center; Crimean Medical University, Ukraine, 1993

Surgical oncologists specialize in the removal of tumors and cancerous tissue, and perform biopsies. Physicians with subspecialties in treating cancer can also be found under listings for Clinical Genetics, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Pain Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Disease, Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery and Urology.

Hematology

Hematologists treat blood diseases such as cancer, lymphoma, anemia and sickle cell disease. Oncologists and other internal medicine practitioners work in this specialty.

Sioban B. Keel, M.D., bleeding/coagulation disorders, anemia, bone marrow failure disorders; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; UW Medical Center; University of Minnesota, 1999

Michael L. Linenberger, M.D., bleeding/coagulation disorders, leukemia and lymphoma, hematologic malignancies; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; UW Medical Center; University of Kansas, 1982

Andrei R. Shustov, M.D., non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; UW Medical Center; Crimean Medical University, Ukraine, 1993

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

K. Scott Baker, M.D., hematopoietic cell transplantation; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Nebraska, 1988

Paul A. Carpenter, M.D., graft versus host disease, bone marrow transplant; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; University of Sydney, Australia, 1988

J. Russell Geyer, M.D., pediatric cancers, neuro-oncology, brain tumors; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Wayne State University, 1977

Douglas S. Hawkins, M.D., bone tumors, Ewing’s sarcoma, leukemia, rhabdomyosarcoma; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Harvard Medical School, 1990

Julie R. Park, M.D., pediatric cancers, neuroblastoma, lymphoma; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Vermont, 1988

Thomas W. Pendergrass, M.D., pediatric cancers, hematologic disorders, pediatric thromboses; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Tennessee, 1971

Gynecologic Oncology

Charles W. Drescher, M.D., gynecologic cancers, robotic surgery, ovarian cancer; Pacific Gynecology Specialists, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1500, Seattle, 206.965.1700; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Michigan, 1984

Barbara A. Goff, M.D., ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; UW Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Kathryn F. McGonigle, M.D., gynecologic cancers, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer; Women’s Cancer Care of Seattle, 1560 N 115th St., Suite 101, Seattle, 206.368.6806; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; St. Louis University, 1984

Howard G. Muntz, M.D., robotic surgery, ovarian cancer, complex gynecologic surgery; Women’s Cancer Care of Seattle, 1560 N 115th St., Suite 101, Seattle, 206.368.6806; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1984

William A. Peters III, M.D., gynecologic cancers, urogynecology, pelvic organ prolapse repair; Pacific Gynecology Specialists, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1500, Seattle, 206.965.1700; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Virginia, 1974

Bahman Saffari, M.D., Ph.D., gynecologic cancers, women’s health, laparoscopic and robotic surgery; Franciscan Gynecologic Oncology Associates at St. Joseph, 1708 S Yakima Ave., Suite 203, Tacoma, 253.382.8150; St. Joseph Medical Center; University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1998

Elizabeth M. Swisher, M.D., ovarian cancer, early detection of breast and ovarian cancer, cancer genetics; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; UW Medical Center; University of California, San Diego, 1992

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists specialize in treating cancer with chemotherapy or other medications.

David M. Aboulafia, M.D., AIDS-related cancers, leukemia and lymphoma, myeloproliferative disorders; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1983

Anthony L. Back, M.D., palliative care, gastrointestinal cancer; UW Medicine, Medical Oncology, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.6211; Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Harvard Medical School, 1984

George R. Birchfield, M.D., medical oncology/hematology; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 Highway 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; University of Washington, 1985

Stephen Chen, M.D., Ph.D., lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer; Polyclinic, Medical Oncology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2341; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Tongi Medical University, China, 1985

H. Joachim Deeg, M.D., myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, bone marrow failure disorders; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; UW Medical Center; University of Bonn, Germany, 1972

David Dong, M.D., medical oncology/hematology; Swedish Cancer Institute, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Suite 190, Issaquah, 425.313.4200; Swedish Medical Center–Issaquah; University of Utah, 1986

Philip J. Gold, M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, colon and rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer; Swedish Cancer Institute, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2121; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Miami, 1991

Julie R. Gralow, M.D., Director of Breast Medical Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, breast cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; UW Medical Center; University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1988

William P. Harris, M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, liver cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; UW Medical Center; Columbia University, 2001

Peter Y.Z. Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer, breast and lung cancer; The Everett Clinic, Cancer/Oncology, 1717 13th St., Everett, 425.297.5500; Providence Regional Medical Center; Hua Bei Medical College, Tangshan, China, 1986

Douglas J. Lee, M.D., medical oncology/hematology; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 Highway 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; Yale University, 1981

David G. Maloney, M.D., Ph.D., lymphoma, bone marrow and stem cell transplant, vaccine therapy; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; UW Medical Center; Stanford University, 1985

Thomas W. Malpass, M.D., leukemia, gynecologic cancers, palliative care; Virginia Mason, Hematology/Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1975

Vincent J. Picozzi Jr., M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, genitourinary cancer; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason; Stanford University, 1978

Nanette Robinson, M.D., breast cancer, hematologic malignancies, hematology; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason; McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1990

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologists specialize in treating cancer with radiation therapy.

K. Ray Badiozamani, M.D., testicular cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6801; Virginia Mason; University of Washington, 1995

Todd A. Barnett, M.D., Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lung cancer, breast cancer; Swedish Cancer Institute, 1221 Madison St., Seattle, 206.386.2323; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Northwestern University, 1987

Robert M. Douglas, M.D., intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), prostate cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery; Valley Radiation Oncology, 400 S 43rd St., Renton, 425.251.5121; Valley Medical Center; University of Washington, 1991

Michael Hunter, M.D., breast and lung cancer, brain tumors, testicular cancer; EvergreenHealth Radiation Oncology, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, 425.899.1860; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Yale University, 1989

Wui-Jin Koh, M.D., Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; gynecologic cancers, gastrointestinal cancer, brachytherapy; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Radiation Oncology, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7318; UW Medical Center; Loma Linda University, 1984

George E. Laramore, M.D., Ph.D., proton therapy, neutron therapy for advanced cancer, head and neck cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Radiation Oncology Services at UWMC, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4100; UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Miami School of Medicine, 1976

Huong T. Pham, M.D., brain tumors, lung, breast and prostate cancer; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6801; Virginia Mason, CHI Franciscan Health; University of Maryland, 1992

Kenneth J. Russell, M.D., genitourinary cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Radiation Oncology, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7318; UW Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1979

Guobin Song, M.D., Ph.D., lung, breast and prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancer; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6801; Virginia Mason; Shandong Medical University, China, 1988

Michelle S. Yao, M.D., breast cancer, head and neck cancer; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6801; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1993