Top Doctors 2017: Medical Oncology

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

15 Years: David M. Aboulafia, M.D., AIDS-related cancers, leukemia & lymphoma, myeloproliferative disorders, multiple myeloma; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Michigan Medical School, 1983
     
Anthony L. Back, M.D., palliative care, gastrointestinal cancer; Harborview Medical Center, 410 Ninth Ave., Norm Maleng Building, Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1984
    
George R. Birchfield, M.D., benign and malignant hematology, lymphoma, general oncology; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 Highway 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds campus; University of Washington, 1985

Mary L. Disis, M.D., breast cancer, ovarian cancer, clinical trials, immunotherapy; Tumor Vaccine Group, 815 Mercer St., Seattle, 206.616.1823; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1986
    
11 Years: Philip J. Gold, M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, clinical trials, colon & rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer; Swedish Cancer Institute, Medical Oncology, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2121; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus; University of Miami School of Medicine, 1991 
   
10 Years: Julie Gralow, M.D., breast cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.2166; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1988
    
Celestia S. Higano, M.D., genitourinary cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, 1979
    
Peter Y.Z. Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer; The Everett Clinic, 1717 13th St., Suite 300, Everett, 425.297.5560; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Hua Bei Medical College, Tangshan, China, 1986
    
Eileen M. Johnston, M.D., breast, lung and general oncology; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 Highway 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds campus; University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1991
     
Douglas J. Lee, M.D., breast cancer and general oncology; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 Highway 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds campus; Yale University, 1981
    
David G. Maloney, M.D., Ph.D., lymphoma, bone marrow & stem cell transplant, vaccine therapy, immunotherapy; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1024; University of Washington Medical Center; Stanford University, 1985
    
Renato G. Martins, M.D., lung cancer, mesothelioma, salivary gland tumors, head & neck cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1135; University of Washington Medical Center; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, 1992
    
10 Years: Vincent J. Picozzi Jr., M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, genitourinary cancer, hematologic malignancies; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Stanford University, 1978
     
Oliver W. Press, M.D., Ph.D., leukemia & lymphoma, bone marrow transplant; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1260; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Washington, 1979
    
John A. Thompson, M.D., melanoma, kidney cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 855.557.0555; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Medicine, 1979

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