Christopher D. Blosser, MD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Physician
University of Washington Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Nephrology; Director, Cancer and Organ Transplant Clinic
University of Washington School of Medicine
Specialty:
Nephrology
“I was inspired to start the Comprehensive Cancer and Organ Transplant Consult Clinic by the need to address these transplant patients’ immune challenges. This is a newer concept in multidisciplinary care, and it’s a very complicated clinic because there are many concerns related to the patient’s cancer, cancer treatment and immune system. To address each person’s situation, we bring together oncologists for their cancer type and specialists for their organ transplant type. We meet with the patient to address their questions and their goals; nobody receives a cookie-cutter solution. Our goal is that the patient and everyone on the care team are aligned.”
— Dr. Christopher D. Blosser, MD
How would you describe your approach to care?

What gives me satisfaction in my clinical work is meeting people where they are. I try to find a personalized solution to optimize each patient’s treatment so they can go on and live their lives. It’s the combination of challenges that are intriguing. Like Albert Einstein said, rather than trying to be a person of success, try to be a person of value. I celebrate helping a patient get back to the garden, out for a bike ride or to visit a loved one they thought they’d never see again. We’ve helped patients who have had multiple transplants and survived resistant cancers, and they’re headed back to work and caring for their children.

 

Provider background

Specialty: Nephrology

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Transplant Immunology
University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship, Nephrology
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Medical Degree
University of Kansas
Board Certifications
Nephrology, 2018, American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, 2005, American Board of Internal Medicine
Languages
English
Spanish

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Publications

Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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