Paul C. Hendrie, MD, PhD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Hematology and Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical expertise
Leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), hematology
“People often arrive at my office with symptoms but no diagnosis, feeling anxious, frustrated or frightened. It’s my job, when possible, to alleviate these feelings.”
— Dr. Hendrie
Why did you become a hematology specialist?

My interest in hematology began with my graduate research studying white blood cell development. During my time in the lab, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that combined research on blood diseases with caring for patients who have these diseases. As a physician, I get to be both a scientific expert and an advocate for patients like you.

What’s a consultation with you like?

Hematology consultations can be a lot like detective work. I search for the cause and identity of the problems you’re experiencing. Once a diagnosis has been made, we talk about it and discuss the next steps, which may include both established treatment options and newer treatments available only in clinical trials. Sometimes no treatment is needed. I want you to leave with a clear understanding of your diagnosis, an appropriate plan of care and the comfort that comes from being supported by an experienced team of doctors.

Provider background

Specialties and clinical expertise: Hematologic malignancies, non-malignant hematology

Hematology oncology

My clinical and research interests include nonmalignant blood disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. I’m a board-certified hematologist at SCCA and a UW associate professor of hematology and medicine. As an expert who studies and treats rare diseases, I work with a broad range of patients, some of whom participate in clinical trials.

My areas of clinical expertise include acquired aplastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, essential thrombocytosis, hairy cell leukemia, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphoproliferative disorder, mastocytosis, myelodysplastic syndrome, myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative syndrome, polycythemia vera and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Indiana University Bloomington
Medical Degree
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Hematology
Board Certification
Hematology, 2000, 2010; Internal Medicine, 1998, 2019, American Board of Internal Medicine


“Dr. Hendrie juggles multiple complex roles as a physician, a mentor and medical director for the inpatient oncology service. He does all of them exceptionally well while always putting his individual patients first. ”
— Colin Godwin, MD


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.


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.
Gabrielle A. Zecha, PA-C, MHA
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) , myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), blood disorders
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.


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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