Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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Our Doctors

Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD

Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD

Dermatology

Dr. Nghiem is an expert at treating Merkel cell carcinoma and other skin cancers. He provides patients with as much information as they are comfortable with and engages them in the decision making processes regarding management options in caring for complex skin cancers. Read more about Dr. Nghiem and his work at SCCA.

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John A. Thompson, MD

John A. Thompson, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Thompson is co-director of the SCCA Melanoma Clinic and widely respected as a leading medical oncologist who has developed better approaches to diagnosing and treating melanoma and kidney cancer.

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Shailender Bhatia, MD

Shailender Bhatia, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Bhatia is a medical oncologist who cares for patients with skin cancers and kidney cancer.

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David R. Byrd, MD

David R. Byrd, MD

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Byrd is a UW professor of surgery, the section chief of surgical oncology, and director of the Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Clinic. He was the first surgeon to bring the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique to the Northwest. He is an expert in many surgical procedures, including the Whipple procedure used in pancreas cancer treatment.

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Jay J. Liao, MD

Jay J. Liao, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Liao treats patients with head and neck cancers, salivary gland cancers, skin cancers, genitourinary cancers, and prostate cancer at UW Medical Center and SCCA Proton Therapy.

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Upendra Parvathaneni, MD

Upendra Parvathaneni, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Parvathaneni is a radiation onlcologist who specializes in head and neck cancer treatment for patients at UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and SCCA Proton Therapy.

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Jason K. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Jason K. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Rockhill is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the brain and nervous system at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

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