Patient Care Philosophy
“My goal is to provide everyone with the best possible care to achieve the best outcome.”
Education and Training
- Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Western Michigan University
- Master’s of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University
- Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) can be mild to severe, sometimes making life miserable months after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, as donor cells attack the patient’s body. Chronic GVHD can affect the skin, eyes, mouth, lungs, and other organs.
Tracey Godlewski, PA-C, hopes to improve outcomes and minimize symptoms from late effects that affect many transplant patients. “We’re hoping to find the best treatment for patients,” she explained. As a clinical research physician assistant she cares for patients being treated for chronic GVHD in clinical studies at the Fred Hutchinson Long-Term Follow-Up program (LTFU) at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
Godlewski joined LTFU in 2010, after working six years with the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA, caring for post-transplant patients in the clinic and hospital.
After a first career as a dietitian, Godlewski became certified as a physician assistant to be more involved in patient care. She had worked in oncology as a dietitian and knew she wanted to work with cancer patients.
Before joining SCCA, Godlewski worked in a private practice caring for cancer patients for two years in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Seattle to be closer to family in 2004. She enjoys the new challenges and opportunities for learning that come up daily at the LTFU.
Away from her job, Godlewski spends her time with her family. She enjoys being outdoors and finds herself chasing after her daughter and dog most days.