Top Doctors 2018: Medical Oncology

Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth

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March 1, 2018

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

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

16 Years David M. Aboulafia, M.D.AIDS-related cancers, leukemia and lymphoma, myeloproliferative disorders; Virginia Mason, Hematology and 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; Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Harborview, 325 Ninth Ave., 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, medical oncology and palliative care; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 State Route 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1985 

Vik Dabhi, M.D., Ph.D., gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., First Hill Tower, Seattle, 206.505.1300; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, 1998 

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

11 years Julie Gralow, M.D.breast cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1988 

William P. Harris, M.D.gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2001 

Celestia S. Higano, M.D.prostate cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1979 

Peter Y.Z. Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.breast cancer, genitourinary tract cancer, melanoma; The Everett Clinic, 1717 13th St., Suite 300, Seattle, 425.297.5500; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Northern China University of Science and Technology, 1986

Douglas J. Lee, M.D., adult oncology, breast cancer; Swedish Cancer Institute, 21632 State Route 99, Edmonds, 425.673.8300; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; Yale University School of Medicine, 1981 

Renato G. Martins, M.D., lung and head/neck cancer, mesothelioma, salivary gland tumors; Thoracic Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992 

Robert B. Montgomery, M.D., prostate and genitourinary cancer, clinical trials, immunotherapy; University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.288.1000; University of Washington Medical Center, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System; Duke University School of Medicine, 1987 

11 years Vincent J. Picozzi Jr., M.D.gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer; Virginia Mason, Hematology and Oncology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Stanford University School of Medicine, 1978 

John A. Thompson, M.D.melanoma, kidney cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.6570; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1979 

Evan Y. Yu, M.D.testicular cancer, genitourinary cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1998 

 

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