Erin-Siobhain R. Currin, MD

Physician
Fred Hutch
Specialty:
Medical Oncology
“What I love most of all is helping people; medicine provides a path that allows me to integrate an interest in leading-edge science with the amazing opportunity to establish lifelong relationships with patients and families.”
— Dr. Currin
Why do you practice oncology?

Growing up, I never planned on being a physician — I actually dreamed of becoming a violinist. But then I discovered that I wanted a career where I could give back to others. What I love most of all is helping people; medicine provides a path that allows me to integrate an interest in leading-edge science with the amazing opportunity to establish lifelong relationships with patients and families. Now, as an oncologist, I see my job as helping people navigate the challenging process of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Oncologist A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment, such as treating cancer with radiation. A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment. For example, a radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancer with radiation.
What do you want patients to know about working with you?

It’s a privilege to work with patients and families who are facing cancer. I strongly believe in a patient-centered approach to care that is tailored to meet your specific needs and treatment goals. I collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide care that is based on the latest science and takes into account your quality of life. One of the gifts of my job is not only helping you make treatment decisions but also guiding you through recovery and into survivorship. 

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancers

I am a medical oncologist who cares for patients with cancers affecting the digestive system, prostate, bladder, breast, lungs, head and neck. My expertise also includes gynecologic cancers. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, I served patients as a hospitalist, providing care for those who were hospitalized with serious illnesses. Today, my practice is based at Fred Hutch at EvergreenHealth.

Research is also an important part of my career. While completing a fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, I studied molecular imaging and breast cancer. Currently, I am active in clinical research for breast cancer and other solid tumor malignancies.

Community Oncology

Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, personalized care closer to home. As part of Fred Hutch, our community oncologists offer patients multidisciplinary tumor board opinions, clinical trails and expertise in treating a variety of cancers.

Gastrointestinal Refers to the stomach and intestines. Also called GI. Imaging In medicine, a process that makes pictures of areas inside the body. Imaging uses methods such as X-rays (high-energy radiation), ultrasound (high-energy sound waves) and radio waves. Medical oncologist A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist is often the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.
Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Princeton
Medical Degree
University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology; University of Washington/Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Clinician Teacher Fellow
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 2011, American Board of Internal Medicine
Languages
English

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch 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 Fred Hutch doctors conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other doctors and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch provider has written.

Your care team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care 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 doctor and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

Fred Hutch 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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