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Our Doctors

The colorectal cancer doctors who care for patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are researchers and scientists as well as care providers who constantly seek the best new treatments for their patients.

Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD

Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Apisarnthanarax is a radiation oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers and genitourinary tumors, including prostate cancer. He also specializes in proton therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and liver cancer.

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Anthony L. Back, MD

Anthony L. Back, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Back is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the gastrointestinal system. He is an expert in communication between physicians and patients and acts as a mentor for many new physicians.

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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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Andrew L. Coveler, MD

Andrew L. Coveler, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Coveler is a medical oncologist who treats cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

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Alessandro Fichera, MD

Alessandro Fichera, MD

Surgery

Dr. Fichera is a nationally renowned, board certified colorectal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for gastrointestinal cancers.

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William M. Grady, MD

William M. Grady, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Grady is an expert in the treatment of colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and stomach cancer. He believes prevention and early detection are key to effective management of cancer.

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Karen D. Horvath, MD

Karen D. Horvath, MD

Surgery

Dr. Horvath is a surgeon who specializes in treating colon cancer and rectal cancer.

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John M. Inadomi, MD

John M. Inadomi, MD

Gastroenterology

Dr. Inadomi treats colon cancer and has specific interest in screening and surveillance to reduce mortality from esophageal and colorectal cancers.

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Mukta Katdare Krane, MD

Mukta Katdare Krane, MD

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Krane is a surgical oncologist who specializes in resection for colon, rectal, and anal cancers as well as minimally invasive colorectal cancer surgery techniques.

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Sharon W. Kwan, MD

Sharon W. Kwan, MD

Radiology

Dr. Kwan is a radiologist who specializes in interventional radiology for liver, colon, and rectal cancers.

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Edward H. Lin, MD

Edward H. Lin, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Lin is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal cancers.

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Gary N. Mann, MD, BCh

Gary N. Mann, MD, BCh

Surgery

Dr. Mann is a surgeon at UW Medicine specializing in general surgery, melanoma, endocrine neoplasia management, sarcoma, pancreas cancer, and molecular imaging of endocrine tumors.

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Marcus Neubauer, MD

Marcus Neubauer, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Neubauer treats patients with lung, head, neck, and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Veena Shankaran, MD

Veena Shankaran, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Shankaran is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, with a particular focus on cancers of the esophagus and stomach.

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Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD

Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD

Surgery

Dr. Sinanan is a general surgeon at UW Medical Center.

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Sandeep Vaidya, MD

Sandeep Vaidya, MD

Radiology

Dr. Vaidya is an interventional radiologist.

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Karim Valji, MD

Karim Valji, MD

Radiology

Dr. Valji is a radiologist with expertise in vascular and interventional radiology.

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