Todd Yezefski, MD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician
UW Medicine
Clinical expertise
Genitourinary cancers
“I believe that it is important for patients to be comfortable with their care team and be well-informed about their disease. This comfort allows them to play an active role in developing treatment plans that are consistent with their goals.”
— Dr. Yezefski
Why do you practice oncology?

My interest in healthcare, particularly oncology, developed while doing laboratory research in cancer biology. I found the work interesting, but I realized that I needed to interact more directly with the patients whose lives I was hoping to improve. Currently, I am active in enrolling patients on clinical trials to develop new and better therapies for cancer. Outside of taking care of patients, I enjoy spending time outdoors, whether biking, skiing, fishing, hiking or just playing with my dog.

Provider background

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
University of Chicago
Medical Degree
Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency
University of Washington
Fellowship
University of Washington
Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2018; Hematology, 2018; Internal Medicine, 2015, American Board of Internal Medicine
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.

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)
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.

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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