Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Dr. David Madtes is a pulmonary and critical care specialist who treats and studies pulmonary problems among cancer patients. He is the director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Lung Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Clinic at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch’s clinical care partner. The clinic is one of only a few in the nation that assesses people’s risk of lung cancer and expedites evaluations of suspicious findings using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques. Dr. Madtes also founded and directs a joint SCCA/UW Medicine lung cancer screening program designed to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages when the chance of cure is highest. A primary goal of his research is to identify and address the barriers to lung cancer screening, especially in underserved populations. A second research focus is the application of artificial intelligence to improve the identification of early lung cancer on screening CT scans. A third goal of his research program is to identify and characterize noninfectious pulmonary complications of blood stem cell transplantation.
Professor Emeritus, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Washington
M.D., (Alpha Omega Alpha) Medical School, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1979
B.A., (Phi Beta Kappa), Chemistry, Gettysburg College 1974