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The Top Doctor award is a peer-nominated award for providers who give exceptional care.

Richard A. Failor, MD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition and Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
UW Medicine

Provider background

Specialty: Endocrinology

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
University of Washington, Endocrinology
Board Certification
Endocrinology, 1985; General Internal Medicine, 1980; American Board of Internal Medicine
Seattle Met's 2021 Top Doctors award

Dr. Failor received this peer-nominated award for his exceptional patient care multiple years in a row.


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Whitney Wynn had experienced strange symptoms for years, but her primary care physicians didn’t suspect cancer. Her recurrent yeast infections were dismissed as “just women’s problems” although they were later attributed to the high levels of cortisol being secreted by her tumor. 


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.


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.