Dr. Coffey is a hematology oncologist specializing in treatment for multiple myeloma, Waldenström Macroglobulinemia and AL amyloidosis.
I strive to deliver compassionate care of the highest quality to each of my patients. My treatment recommendations are based on the best available research and are tailored to each of my patients according to their unique values and preferences.
Multiple myeloma, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, AL amyloidosis, smoldering myeloma, plasmacytoma, POEMS syndrome and plasma cell leukemia.
- Acting Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Bachelor of Science, Biology: Tulane University, 2003
- Medical School: University of Colorado Denver, 2009
- Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, 2012
- Fellowship: Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington, 2015
Languages: English and Spanish
Listening to his mother tell stories of caring for patients as a nurse inspired Dr. David Coffey's decision to go into healthcare at a young age.
As for his specific field of medicine, he realized early in his medical training that the most exciting advancements in medicine are in oncology. Therefore, he decided to become an oncologist because he wanted to be a part of the rapidly evolving field and to witness the positive impact that it is having on patients’ lives.
Outside of taking care of his patients, Dr. Coffey's passion is cancer research. His lab is focused on understanding how the immune system may be harnessed to fight cancer. They're using powerful DNA sequencing technology to track immune cells in patients undergoing cancer immunotherapies and hope that their work will improve treatments and identify characteristics of the immune system that may predict a better response.
"Finding ways to engage the immune system to recognize and kill cancer has been a significant area of research for the past two decades. I believe during my lifetime, these so called immunotherapies, will revolutionize how we treat cancer and will significantly improve treatment outcomes," Dr. Coffey says.
When he's not in the clinic or doing research, Dr. Coffey enjoys landscape photography, traveling to Central and South America, and backpacking in Washington and Colorado.