E. Gabriela Chiorean, MD
When I was in high school, my mother fell sick with multiple sclerosis. While caring for her, I developed a strong passion to help people who are suffering in any way I could, which is why I entered medicine. During my internal medicine residency, I witnessed firsthand the courage and resilience of cancer patients and really came to see them as my role models. Because of their perseverance, I chose to dedicate my career to compassionately care for people with this disease. I also focus on clinical and bench-to-bedside research that can lead to the discovery of new cancer treatments and biomarkers to predict their efficacy.
I strive to treat you with my utmost dedication, respect and compassion. It’s my duty to provide you with up-to-date comprehensive care and treatment options while emphasizing your individual needs and values. I truly appreciate the role of multidisciplinary teams in delivering the best patient care. For over 15 years, I’ve been involved in hundreds of clinical and translational research projects, most of them collaborative and multidisciplinary. I believe a team effort, with you as the centerpiece, sharing ideas and knowledge, leads to the most successful results and forms the most creative environment for novel discoveries.
Specialties and clinical expertise: Medical Oncology
As a professor of medicine at the UW School of Medicine, member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and attending physician at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, I have expertise in treating patients with pancreatic, colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, as well as long-standing experience in experimental therapeutics and clinical trials.
I hope to see the development of easy and intelligent tests that will detect cancer earlier, predict the best treatments and improve our understanding of how to help patients with incurable cancers live longer and have the best quality lives.
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.
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.
SCCA providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this SCCA provider.
SCCA's Gabriela Chiorean, MD, was interviewed by Oncology Learning Network about the SWOG1505 clinical trial for pancreatic cancer.
Your care team
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.