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Atreya Dash, MD

Dr. Dash cares for patients with prostate, kidney/renal, bladder, and testicular cancer. He specializes in robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

Patient Care Philosophy:

It is a privilege for me to be involved in a patient’s cancer care. I believe that quality cancer care is important but it needs to be delivered in the context of the patient’s overall health and goals. To me, gaining or maintaining quality of life is as important as gaining quantity of life.

Dr. Dash's Resume


  • Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Surgical treatment of urologic cancer including prostate, bladder, testis, kidney, and penis
  • Experience in traditional open surgery as well as laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Urinary diversion including continent cutaneous diversion and orthotopic neobladder

Education And Training

  • MD: University of Vermont School of Medicine, 1998
  • Residency: University of Michigan, 1998-2004
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology, 2004-2007

Dr. Dash's Story

Atreya Dash, MD, loves that he is able to use science to help people at the bedside. “It always makes me sad to hear of a patient with cancer, but I find satisfaction in helping patients overcome the challenge of dealing with cancer.”

Dr. Dash has been involved in numerous clinical projects in prostate and bladder cancer. Since joining UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, he has had the opportunity to work on translational projects for these cancers as well as bring the latest new treatments from clinical trials to patients.

“In my lifetime as a physician, I hope that we are able to specifically tailor cancer treatment for an individual patient’s cancer on a molecular basis in a way that is consistent with a patient’s goals to maintain quality of life,” Dr. Dash says.

Outside of work, Dr. Dash enjoys outdoor activities with his children.