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Otway Louie, MD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Specialty:
Surgery
“How I interact with you pre- and post-operatively is as important as my technical skills.”
— Dr. Louie

Provider background

Specialty: Surgery

Microsurgical reconstruction

My specialties are abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring, hernia repair, lymphedema and plastic and reconstructive surgery . My expertise is in microsurgical reconstruction and aesthetic surgery of the breast; head and neck reconstruction; cosmetic surgery of the face and body; and general reconstructive plastic surgery. My research interests include clinical outcomes in microsurgical breast reconstruction and improving clinical and functional outcomes in oncologic reconstruction. I enjoy teaching both medical students and surgical residents in the operating room, at conferences and in clinic.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency
New York University School of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Cornell Campus
Fellowship
UCLA Medical Center
Board Certification
Plastic Surgery, 2009, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Languages
English
Awards
Seattle Met's 2021 Top Doctors award

Dr. Louie has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Seattle Met's annual survey multiple years in a row.

Seattle magazine's 2021 Top Doctors award

Dr. Louie has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award multiple years in a row.

Stories

‘It’s like GPS in the OR.’ Guided by a 3D model of Ricardo Parker’s foot, doctors at SCCA treat his rare sarcoma and avoid amputation
‘It’s like GPS in the OR.’ Guided by a 3D model of Ricardo Parker’s foot, doctors at SCCA treat his rare sarcoma and avoid amputation

Fifteen years ago, Ricardo Parker asked his doctor about a small painless lump that was barely visible on his left foot. “It’s nothing,” the doctor told him. A few years later, noticing it was getting larger, Parker consulted a different doctor. Again, he was reassured and told there was no need to worry.

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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