Albert C. Yeh, MD

Albert C. Yeh, MD

Albert C. Yeh, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Acting Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
  • Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Medical Oncology

“I believe in respecting every patient’s individual life circumstances, desires, goals and feelings about their illness so that we can personalize their treatment plan and help them achieve the best possible outcome.”

— Dr. Yeh

Why do you specialize in bone marrow transplantation?

My passion for working in the field of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) stems from a long-standing curiosity about how to better harness the immune system to treat cancer. Through BMT, we are able to treat a number of blood-related diseases that would otherwise be incurable. The opportunity to improve the efficacy and safety of BMT inspires me to specialize in this area of medicine. I’m always on the lookout for innovative therapeutic approaches that may benefit my patients. 

Tell us about an interaction with a patient that had a significant impact on you.

One of my fondest memories as a physician was when I had the privilege of working with an elderly woman who had traveled to the U.S. to seek treatment for lymphoma. She persevered through tough chemotherapy treatments and remained upbeat despite the obstacles she faced. Her positive attitude was inspiring. Our whole team was proud to have helped her through this rough time in her life, and ultimately we were able to get her back to her home country in remission. I believe in respecting every patient’s individual life circumstances, desires, goals and feelings about their illness so that we can personalize their treatment plan and help them achieve the best possible outcome.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Malignant and non-malignant blood disorders

I am a board-certified hematologist who specializes in caring for patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. As a physician-scientist, I spend part of my time in a laboratory setting studying the immune system. My research is focused on how T cells, which play a central role in the development of post-transplant conditions such as graft-versus-host disease, grow and expand after a transplant. Learning more about the role T cells play in the recovery of the immune system can help us improve treatment outcomes.


Chinese (Mandarin)

Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Harvard University

Medical Degree
Harvard University

 Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine

University of Washington, Hematology-Oncology

Board Certification
Hematology, 2020, ; Internal Medicine, 2017, American Board of Internal Medicine


NIH K08 Award
Dr. Yeh received this award in 2023 from the National Institute of Health. This is a five-year research career development program focused on the study of T-cell reconstitution following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and how graft-vs-host disease can be shaped by clonotypic response to microbiota.

ASTCT New Investigator Award
Dr. Yeh received this award in 2023 from the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. The award supports the work of young investigators in the field of blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy. Dr. Yeh’s project, titled "Microbiota specific donor CD4+ T cells modulate graft vs. host disease (GVHD)", seeks to understand how differences in the microorganisms within transplant donors and recipients can impact GVHD.

ASH Research Training Award for Fellows
Dr. Yeh received this award in 2020 from the American Society of Hematology. The award supports the work of junior researchers in hematology and hematology-related fields. 


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Clinical Trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you. 


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Many of our Fred Hutch 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 Fred Hutch physician has written. 

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