My goal is to partner with you and your family so that you can take an active role in your care. I am an advocate for your choices so that you can confront the disease on your own terms. I strive to guide you through what’s unknown, sharing information about your disease, prognosis and treatment options. It is an honor to care for people with challenging diagnoses.
I wanted to work at an institution that provides patient-centered care and plentiful opportunities for people to take part in clinical trials with new and novel treatments. Fred Hutch has been at the forefront of using the immune system to fight cancer. Though there has been limited success so far bringing immune-based therapies to GI cancers, I am hopeful it will happen. In addition, I enjoy working with the next generation of physicians, and I am able to do that by being a part of Fred Hutch and its partner organizations.
Area of Clinical Practice
As the director of the Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Clinic, I review almost all the records of patients coming to Fred Hutch with pancreas cancer. You are likely to see one of my colleagues, but we often start the evaluation before you walk in the door so that your first visit is useful to you.
Esophageal, stomach, small bowel, colon, anal and liver cancers (including neuroendocrine tumors)
I am a medical oncologist who treats people with cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) system, which includes many organs, such as the stomach and liver. My research spans several GI cancers. As a member of the Phase I Program, I collaborate with colleagues to bring new and novel therapies to Fred Hutch and those who come here for care.
Northwestern University Medical School
University of Washington, General Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Tumor Vaccine Group; University of Washington, Hematology-Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2010, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internship, Baylor College of Medicine
Seattle Met's 2023 Top Doctors award
Dr. Coveler has received this peer-nominated award for exceptional patient care for multiple years.
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch 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.