Arlene Dorrough, PA-C, MCHS/MPH, BCHS

Arlene Dorrough, PA-C, MCHS/MPH, BCHS

Arlene Dorrough, PA-C, MCHS/MPH, BCHS

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

Gynecologic Oncology

"I believe in building a strong foundation with patients, so we can create a treatment plan they can have confidence in that will both help them and give them a greater understanding of their health and condition."

 - Arlene

What brought you to gynecologic oncology?

I have always had a keen interest in women's health and wanted to continue developing a deeper understanding of women’s health care, especially when it comes to cancer.

What brought you to Fred Hutch?

I received my education at UW School of Medicine, and I look forward to continuing my work and education with colleagues at Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.

I was born at UW Medical Center. Having grown up here in Seattle, I know the treasures our city and its community possess: the art, music, education and outdoor activities, from the mountains to the sea. It was a wonderful place to grow up, and I've never wanted to leave.

Provider Background

Areas of Clinical Practice
Gynecologic cancers

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

My research interests are focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and support of underserved communities, and my clinical interests include women’s health, health care disparities and LGBTQIA health care.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Central College, University of Washington

Medical Degree
University of Washington

Board Certifications
Physician Assistant, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2020; Medical Examiner, Department of Transportation, 2013

BCHS, University of Washington, MCHS/MPH, University of Washington

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