Damian J. Green, MD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Specialty:
Medical Oncology
“We’re not going to stop until we have therapies that cure every patient.”
— Dr. Green
What do you enjoy most about being an oncologist?

My life’s work has focused on developing new therapies for cancers of the blood and treating patients who are coping with those diseases. It’s so exciting to move discoveries from the research lab to the clinic in real time. One of the best parts of my job is being able to fine-tune care as we go, making it more effective and tolerable — so my patients can get back to doing what they love as soon as possible. It gives me hope that one day we can eradicate these cancers completely.

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What is your approach to care?

There are two important elements that inform everything I do. First, I believe it’s essential to create an authentic connection with you, understanding who you are outside your disease, what you wish for and what you value in life. Any recommendations I make about care are based on the interpersonal foundation we build together. Second, I’m committed to a team approach, partnering with other providers so we’re in agreement about what therapies will best serve your needs and goals.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Multiple myeloma

I am a hematologist-oncologist who treats patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers of the blood. I am a co-investigator on over 20 clinical trials and have published more than 75 scientific articles. In 2017, I was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to test a new form of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma. I have also been a presenter at the annual conference for the American Society of Hematology.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
The Ohio State University
Residency
The Ohio State University, General Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology
Board Certification
Oncology, 2007; General Internal Medicine, 2003, American Board of Internal Medicine
Languages
English
Awards

Testimonials

“I admire Dr. Green’s commitment to translational research. He has made outstanding progress in developing new therapies, including radioimmunotherapy and CAR T-cell therapy for multiple myeloma.”
— David Coffey, MD

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.

Study ID:
Complete title
Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Patients with Primary and Secondary Plasma Cell Leukemia
Study ID:
Complete title
Profiling and Perturbing the Human Immune System in Health and Disease
Study ID:
NCT03582033
A Safety Study of SEA-BCMA in Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Complete title
A Phase 1 Study of SEA-BCMA in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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.

Press

SCCA providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this SCCA provider.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is an Authorized Treatment Center for Ide-cel CAR T-Cell Therapy

Cancer center among the first in the nation to offer the first approved CAR T-cell therapy for adults with multiple myeloma.

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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