Brian N. Dontchos, MD

Brian N. Dontchos, MD

Brian N. Dontchos, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“The wide range of emotions patients experience during their breast cancer diagnosis has always given me inspiration. We have to remember all our patients have unique experiences and backgrounds that inform their responses. These emotions never fail to remind me of our shared humanity.”

— Dr. Dontchos

How would you describe your approach to care?

I strive to deliver effective, safe, high-quality and equitable care to all of my patients. I achieve this by adhering to national standards of care for every patient during every encounter. Every visit is a crucial moment for my patients, and I try to keep that in mind.

Why should a patient receive care at Fred Hutch?

We are an integrated team of highly specialized providers in all aspects of breast cancer care, offering screening, diagnosis and treatment in one location. Our mission is a shared one: to provide high-quality patient care in a safe environment that promotes professional collaboration.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Breast imaging

I am a diagnostic radiologist who sees patients at Fred Hutch's South Lake Union Clinic.

Diagnosing early-stage breast cancer is a crucial step for improving the health of our community. I am lucky to be involved in this important work.

I am interested in clinical implementation of new workflows and technologies and measuring their impact on our patient population.

Diseases Treated

Breast Cancer



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Denver

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Diagnostic Radiology, University of Washington

Breast Imaging, University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Board Certification
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2013


Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Clinical Trials

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Your Care Team

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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.