Gabrielle Zecha, PA-C, MHA
Patient Care Philosophy
I believe that the personal touch is as important as delivering optimal care. My goal is to provide patients and families with high quality care in a compassionate and caring manner. It is important for patients and their families be provided with up-to-date and understandable information in order to make decisions regarding treatment. Providing this information helps patients navigate the health care system and create a plan that empowers them to confront their diagnosis in way that suits their needs. I enjoy seeing patients recover and witnessing the extraordinary support of their families.
Education and Training
- Bachelor in Clinical Health Service: University of Washington Masters of
- Health Administration: University of Washington
Gabrielle Zecha says she didn’t choose to be in health care; health care chose her. “It was strictly a happy accident that I ended up in health care and certainly Oncology was not a place I thought I wanted to work,” she says.
While she was studying to become a physician assistant, a nurse friend on the Transplant Service at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance often talked about the patients she cared for and how amazing they and their families were. “I ended up having a two-month rotation on the inpatient Transplant Service,” Gabrielle says, “and discovered that I was absolutely fascinated by the medicine and continually amazed at the resilience of the human spirit.”
Gabrielle found watching the patients and their families go through a transplant to be an amazing process.
“When I think of the progress in cancer care over the last 15 years, I am stunned,” she says. “The sheer number of new therapies is astonishing. Our patients are living longer, fuller lives, very often without compromising quality of life. I know that trend will continue and it energizes all of us.”
Outside of work, Gabrielle likes to spending time with her family and friends, her two dogs and two cats, and swim, do anything outdoors, cook, and read.