Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

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Our Doctors

Our doctors are members of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine faculty committed to providing the best possible care for people with myelodysplastic syndrome.

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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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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John C.H. Byon, MD, PhD

John C.H. Byon, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Byon cares for patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders with an emphasis on the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, myelofibrosis). His research interests include the role of microRNAs in normal blood formation and microRNA dysregulation in MDS.

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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 marror 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. Read more about Dr. Deeg and his work at SCCA.

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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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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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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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Daniel B. Martin, MD

Daniel B. Martin, MD

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Martin is a hematologist who treats lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and non-malignant blood 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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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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John M. Pagel, MD, PhD

John M. Pagel, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Pagel specializes in treating patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

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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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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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Matthew L. Fero, MD

Matthew L. Fero, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Fero is a medical oncologist with clinical expertise in bone marrow transplantation. He treats patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Aravind Ramakrishnan , MD

Aravind Ramakrishnan , MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Ramakrishnan is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Myeloproliferative Disorders.

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Our Expertise

SCCA is one of the leading centers in the world to care for patients with MDS. Patients come here from across the United States and around the globe because we provide comprehensive, leading-edge diagnosis and treatment.