Rashmi Malhotra, BDS, MSD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
“My goal is to provide the highest quality of patient care based on scientific evidence, and to educate my patients regarding their oral health while they are undergoing treatments such as stem cell transplantation.”
— Dr. Malhotra
Why do you practice oncology?

I have always been passionate about contributing to the oral well being of society.  I feel an honor to be able to provide oral care to the unique needs of patients at SCCA. Being an oral medicine specialist allows me to combine my knowledge of dentistry with the latest scientific discoveries in oral oncology, so that I can provide the best care to patients with complex medical needs. I have been involved in research studying the association of comorbidities including anxiety, depression and somatization in patients with oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions. I hope to see improvements in the treatment options for the various oral mucosal complications associated with the cancer and cancer therapies to help improve the quality of life of cancer survivors. I also hope that people will be more aware of the etiology and risk factors leading to oropharyngeal cancers, so that the incidence is significantly lower than what it is at present time. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, spend time with my family and volunteer for community outreach.

Provider background

Languages
English

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.

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.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care 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.