Blood Disorders

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Our Doctors

The doctors and specialists at SCCA are among the best in the nation and have access to the latest therapies and treatments. Patients at SCCA are taken care of by advanced practice providers who specialize in their disease and by a group of doctors and specialists who meet regularly to discuss a patient's options.

There are at least nine doctors and faculty members on the blood disorders team, including radiation therapists and transplant experts. Nutritionists, nurse managers, and a patient care coordinators are part of the blood disorder advanced practice provider team.

The physician team includes:

Janis L. Abkowitz, MD

Janis L. Abkowitz, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Abkowitz treats patients with multiple myeloma and other blood cancers.

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Terry B. Gernsheimer, MD

Terry B. Gernsheimer, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Gernsheimer treats patients with blood disorders like thrombocytopenia (low platelets), anemia, and excessive bleeding and clotting. She has an interest in transfusion medicine.

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Paul Hendrie, MD, PhD

Paul Hendrie, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Hendrie is a hematology specialist who treats patients for blood disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Siobán Bridget Keel, MD

Siobán Bridget Keel, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Keel is a hematology specialist and an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Barbara A. Konkle, MD

Barbara A. Konkle, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Konkle is a hematologist who cares for patients with bleeding or clotting disorders.

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Michael L. Linenberger, MD

Michael L. Linenberger, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Linenberger cares for people who have anemia, bleeding and thrombotic disorders, low platelets, sickle cell disease, iron overload, myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, and myeloproliferative disorders.

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Vivian G. Oehler, MD

Vivian G. Oehler, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Oehler is a hematology oncologist who cares for patients with leukemia

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Pamela S. Becker, MD, PhD

Pamela S. Becker, MD, PhD

Hematology

Dr. Becker is a hematologist who treats people with blood disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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William I. Bensinger, MD

William I. Bensinger, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Bensinger is the director of the Autologous Transplant Program and treats patients with multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, and plasmacytoma.

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Nicholas Burwick, MD

Nicholas Burwick, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Burwick specializes in treating plasma cell disorders including MGUS, multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, and amyloidosis.

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Ryan D. Cassaday, MD

Ryan D. Cassaday, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Ryan Cassaday is a hematology oncologist who specializes in treating patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Laura S. Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM

Laura S. Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Connelly-Smith is the assistant medical director of Apheresis and Cellular Therapy, and specializes in bone marrow transplantation.

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H. Joachim Deeg, MD

H. Joachim Deeg, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Deeg treats bone marrow failure such as aplastic anemia and blood cancers, such as myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, and myelofibrosis. He believes that a central part of good patient care is close collaboration between members of a multidisciplinary team.

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Elihu Estey, MD

Elihu Estey, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Estey is an expert in treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). He serves as an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration regarding new drugs in AML.

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David A. Garcia, MD

David A. Garcia, MD

Hematology

Dr. Garcia cares for patients receiving ongoing therapy for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism and other hematological problems.

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Ajay K. Gopal, MD

Ajay K. Gopal, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Gopal specializes in the treatment of lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and novel low toxicity therapies.

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Damian J. Green , MD

Damian J. Green , MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Green is a hematology oncologist who cares for patients who specializes in bone marrow transplantation for blood disorders.

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Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD, MPH

Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD, MPH

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Kruse-Jarres treats patients with hematologic disorders.

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Edward N. Libby, MD

Edward N. Libby, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Libby is a hematologist/oncologist who cares for patients who have multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, amyloidosis, and indolent lymphomas.

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David G. Maloney, MD, PhD

David G. Maloney, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Maloney applies the latest research on new treatments when treating his patients for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

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Daniel B. Martin, MD

Daniel B. Martin, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Martin is a hematologist who treats lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-malignant blood disorders.

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Johnnie Jose Orozco, MD, PhD

Johnnie Jose Orozco, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Orozco is a hematology oncologist who specializes in treating patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

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Fabiana Ostronoff, MD

Fabiana Ostronoff, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Ostronoff is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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Maria Corinna Palanca-Wessels, MD, PhD

Maria Corinna Palanca-Wessels, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Palanca-Wessels is a hematology oncologist who specializes in treating patients with lymphomas.

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Mary Philip, MD, PhD

Mary Philip, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Philip treats patients with blood cancers, like lymphomas and certain leukemias.

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Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD

Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Press is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma.

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Bart Lee Scott, MD

Bart Lee Scott, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Scott is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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Andrei R. Shustov, MD

Andrei R. Shustov, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Shustov specializes in treating T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphocytic leukemia.

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Stephen Douglas Smith, MD

Stephen Douglas Smith, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Smith is a medical oncologist who treats patients with lymphoma.

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Brian Till, MD

Brian Till, MD

Dr. Till specializes in autologous stem cell transplantation to treat lymphoma as well as adoptive T cell therapy clinical trials for lymphoma.

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Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD

Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD

Hematology

Dr. Walter is a hematologist who specializes in treating AML.

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