Melissa Romeo, PhD, MAOM, LAc

Melissa Romeo

Melissa Romeo, PhD, MAOM, LAc

I am excited to be part of the Integrative Medicine team at Fred Hutch. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, I worked at the Polyclinic in the Integrated Medicine Department as well as in private practice. My current acupuncture research focuses on reducing side effects of patients during conventional cancer treatment.  My past research focused on reducing symptoms and improving the well-being for people in palliative care.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am an active member of King County Explorer Search and Rescue (KCESAR) and Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART).

Patient Care Philosopy

In my acupuncture practice, I utilize evidence-based acupuncture research in conjunction with East Asian Medicine theory and principles to mitigate side effects and improve the quality of life for patients as they undergo cancer treatment.  

Clinical Expertise

Oncology acupuncture in a clinical and research setting.

Education and Training

  • MS: New England School of Acupuncture, Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • PhD: Monash University, Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry
  • BSc: Monash University, Bachelor of Science

More Information

  • NCCAOM Board Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Member of the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO)

Fred Hutch Integrative Medicine

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Fred Hutch Integrative Medicine currently offers acupuncture services to hematology and oncology patients receiving care at the South Lake Union clinic. Integrative medicine therapies and practices can be empowering therapeutic tools to help relieve cancer and treatment-related side effects as well as improve overall wellness and quality of life at any point following a cancer diagnosis. 

Phone: 206.606.5500