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

Hematology Oncology

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

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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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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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