Paul S. Martin, MD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Oncology
“I believe that honest, straightforward communication is key to providing compassionate, comprehensive and highly personalized care. I strive to learn from, educate and collaborate with all my patients.”
— Dr. Martin
What do you enjoy about working with patients who have blood diseases?

Throughout my medical career, I have been inspired by the strength and resilience of oncology and hematology patients. I learn from my patients on a daily basis how to negotiate the balance between what we can control in life and what we can’t. The most rewarding aspect of my job is the unique bond that comes from working with patients and their family members during what is often one of the most challenging times of their lives.

How do you like to work with patients?

I believe that honest, straightforward communication is key to providing compassionate, comprehensive and highly personalized care. I strive to learn from, educate and collaborate with you in order to mutually formulate treatment plans that incorporate not only the most relevant and up-to-date medical evidence, but also your individual goals and preferences. Rather than always leading the discussion, I often prefer to facilitate it, so that you feel empowered to share what’s important to you.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Blood cancers and non-malignant blood disorders

I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist with SCCA who provides care at  UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. I specialize in treating patients with hematological malignancies, such as lymphoma, as well as other blood disorders. In addition to working directly with patients, I also help coordinate clinical trials at Northwest Hospital in order to offer the most cutting-edge therapies to our patients. My own research interests include exploring novel therapies for hematological malignancies and more personalized, precise treatment options.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
University of Washington School of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine; Hematology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine


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.

Study ID:
Complete title
Long Term Outcome of GVHD & LTFU Clinical Trials
Study ID:
Neihulizumab (AbGn-168H) in Patients With Steroid-refractory Acute Graft-versus-host Disease
Complete title
A Phase I Study of Neihulizumab (AbGn-168H) in Patients with Steroid-Refractory Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease (SR-aGVHD) or Treatment-Refractory Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease (TR-aGVHD)

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.


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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