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SCCA Welcomes New Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Dr. William P. Hammond

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11-27-2013 SCCA Welcomes New Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Dr. William P. Hammond (72kb)
Nationally recognized hematologist and medical oncologist joins the SCCA cancer program at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital campus
SEATTLE – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and UW Medicine are pleased to announce that UW Physician Dr. William P. Hammond will join the SCCA oncology program based on UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center campus.  A nationally recognized oncologist with more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Hammond joins UW as a clinical professor of hematology and medical oncology.  He will be responsible for developing the SCCA practice of general hematology and medical oncology as well as establishing a clinical training program for fellow and residents at Northwest Hospital. 
“We are very excited to have Dr. Hammond join our team to help further advance our practices at Northwest Hospital and to mentor young physicians within the medical and radiation oncology program,” said Fred Appelbaum, executive director of SCCA. “Dr. Hammond has extraordinary experience treating patients and will be a valuable asset to our team at Northwest Hospital.”
Dr. Hammond is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist who specializes in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Hammond was previously a hematologist and medical oncologist at Minor & James Medical, PLLC, where he also served as President. During his tenure at Minor & James, Dr. Hammond was a regular participant in the educational and research programs of the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), where he became an Associate Investigator. He completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Washington Medical Center and earned his medical degree (MD) from Tufts University.
Dr. Hammond also has extensive experience mentoring young physicians. He previously worked at the University of Washington in the Division of Hematology from 1978 until 1997, rising to the rank of associate professor. During his earlier faculty tenure, Dr. Hammond served as chair of the hematology course for second year medical students and was one of the early developers of the Problem-Based Learning curriculum for second year students at the School of Medicine. He later served as director of Medical Education at Providence Seattle Medical Center where he was responsible for student teaching programs, the organization of CME programs and the supervision of residents in the Department of Medicine and fellows in the Division of Hematology.
For more information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, visit: www.seattlecca.org.
About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Our purpose is to lead the world in the prevention and treatment of cancer. SCCA has five clinical care sites: an outpatient clinic on the Hutchinson Center campus, a pediatric inpatient unit at Seattle Children’s, an adult inpatient unit at UW Medical Center, a medical oncology clinic at EvergreenHealth, and medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medicine / Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. Additionally, proton therapy services are provided at SCCA Proton Therapy, A Procure Center. For more information about SCCA, visit www.seattlecca.org.
About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is an entity of the UW Medicine health system. Founded in 1960, it is a full-service, non-profit hospital located just north of downtown Seattle. With 281 licensed beds and more than 1,900 employees, it offers some of the most innovative, technologically advanced medical care available. Major clinical programs and services include: inpatient, outpatient and emergency services; primary care; cancer care; cardiac care; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; childbirth services; multiple sclerosis center; hernia center; geropsychiatric center; and education and wellness programs, among others. For more information call 206-364-0500 or visit www.nwhospital.org.
About UW Medicine
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing patient care, and training the next generation of health professionals. Our system includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
UW Medicine is affiliated with Seattle Children’s, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System in Seattle, and the Boise VA Medical Center in Idaho. UW Medicine also shares in the ownership and governance of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Children’s University Medical Group. Visit http://uwmedicine.org for details. Twitter: @UWMedicineNews.
Media Contact:
Katie Carroll
Nyhus Communications for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance