Darin J. Davidson, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
"I wanted to become a doctor to combine a desire to help others with a rewarding and fulfilling career," says Dr. Darin Davidson, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine.
He chose to work with cancer patients so he could provide specialized care of uncommon diseases for patients and their families, "while working to improve quality of life during and following treatment.
"Even though our care of people with sarcoma has greatly improved over the past years, we need to continue to research treatment methods to further improve outcomes. I’m excited to contribute to both the care of people with sarcoma as well as this vital research," he says.
Dr. Davidson is involved in clinical research with a particular emphasis on maximizing quality of life during and following treatment of sarcoma. "In my lifetime, I hope to see the treatments we provide for patients with sarcoma become more effective in both curing the disease and maximizing quality of life, function, and return to activities."
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cooking, and traveling.
Darin J. Davidson, MD, MHSc, FRCSCDr. Davidson is an orthopaedic oncologist who cares for people with sarcoma.
Patient Care Philosophy:
I strive to provide patients and their families with specialized care to treat bone and soft tissue tumors. I intend to do this by combining multi-disciplinary care with the best available research in a compassionate and patient-focused fashion.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
Management of soft tissue and bone sarcoma, benign soft tissue and bone tumors, clinical epidemiology
Since I was first exposed to medicine, while working as a research student, I have been fascinated by the ability to care for others while combining ongoing research to improve our ability to treat disease and improve quality of life. This is particularly true in the care team approach to treating sarcoma and I’m very excited to work within such a team, which strives to provide the highest level of care to treat disease and improve quality of life. I'm very excited to work within such a team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Washington.
Education And Training
- MD: University of Ottawa, Canada
- Residency: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Other notable training:
- MHSc (Epidemiology): University of British Columbia