Andrea Gamez, MEd, MS, PA-C

Andrea Gamez, MEd, MS, PA-C

Andrea Gamez, MEd, MS, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“I value my relationships with patients and being able to walk into a room, share a smile and ask people how they are doing or catch up on what’s been going on. I try to help patients get their mind off their illness.”

— Andrea

What brought you to oncology?

I started my first job out of school in internal medicine in New York City. One day, the attending physician for blood and marrow transplants mentioned to me that they were looking for a physician assistant and asked if I knew anyone. I realized maybe that person could be me. I really like it because there is so much that changes in the field, both from a clinical perspective and in patient care.

What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

I take the time to listen to their concerns and to understand who they are and what they need in that moment. I feel like spending this time shows people I really care about their well-being. This personal focus is important when people are going through something so major. We all get scared and want to be reassured that what we’re feeling is normal.

Provider Background

Specialty: Hematology

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

I am a physician assistant-certified who sees patients at UW Medical Center – Montlake.

On a personal note, I have done a lot of leukemia and lymphoma nonprofit fundraising, including regular challenges that cause me to buzz my hair off each year around my birthday. I’ve even recruited other staff members and providers who help raise money through an annual “buzz-a-thon.” It’s a fun way to give back.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Adrian College

Medical School
University of Detroit Mercy

MEd, Wayne State University

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