William T.C. Yuh, MD, MSEE

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Vice Chair in Radiology and the Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology
UW Medicine
Clinical expertise
Radiology
“To provide compassionate and advanced care in a scholarly environment enriched by research and education.”
— Dr. Yuh
Why do you practice oncology?

I chose to work in cancer care, because cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, in addition to the tremendous cost and suffering to the society.

During the early development phase of the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents, I designed and conducted many clinical trials and facilitated the FDA approval of MR contrast agents, which have become essential components of current MR imaging examination. My recent research focuses on assessing tumor heterogeneity for early prediction of ultimate treatment outcomes for cancer and for the collateral circulation status for triaging therapy for acute stroke. 

In my lifetime, I hope to see improvements in early diagnosis and early prediction of treatment failure to provide a window of opportunity to change treatment strategy. Additionally, I hope to see improvement to imaging-guided therapy and its ultimate treatment outcome.

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling to see the world and its people.

Provider background

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Residency
Lloyd Noland Hospital, Wadsworth General Veterans Administration Facility
Fellowship
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Neuroradiology; Harbor-UCLA Medical Center-MRI/CT Scan; Wadsworth General Veterans Administration Facility-Nuclear Medicine
Board Certification
Nuclear Medicine, 1987, American Board of Nuclear Medicine; Diagnostic Radiology, 1985, American Board of Radiology
Languages
English
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)

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.