Christopher D. Blosser, MD

Christopher D. Blosser, MD

Christopher D. Blosser, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Clinical Professor, Nephrology; Director, Cancer and Organ Transplant Clinic, University of Washington School of Medicine


Cancer and Organ Transplant

“I was inspired to start the Comprehensive Cancer and Organ Transplant Consult Clinic by the need and ability to address transplant patients’ challenges with cancer. This is a new concept in multidisciplinary care - To address each person’s situation, we bring together oncologists for their cancer and specialists for their organ transplant. We meet with the patient to address their questions and their goals; nobody receives a cookie-cutter solution. Our goal is that the patient and everyone on the care team are aligned.”

— Christopher D. Blosser, MD

How would you describe your approach to care?

What gives me satisfaction in my clinical work is meeting people where they are. I try to find a personalized solution to optimize each patient’s treatment so they can go on and live their lives. It’s the combination of challenges that are intriguing. Like Albert Einstein said, rather than trying to be a person of success, try to be a person of value. I celebrate helping a patient get back to the garden, out for a bike ride or to visit a loved one they thought they’d never see again. We’ve helped patients who have had multiple transplants and survived resistant cancers, and they’re headed back to work and caring for their children.

Why did you choose to pursue research and medicine?

When I was young my parents taught me the concept of being of service to others in the midst of making meaning out of work and life. At the same time, I developed a curiosity and passion around how important the immune system is for us at a fundamental level. There's a coalescence of all this within the work I get to do, getting to know patients while trying to optimize their lives.

Provider Background

Specialty: Nephrology

Nephrology and Organ Transplant

I lead the Comprehensive Cancer and Organ Transplant Consult Clinic where patients meet with world-class cancer specialists and organ transplant experts. This multidisciplinary approach addresses the complicated questions surrounding immunosuppression, transplant care and cancer therapy. I also direct the Center for Innovations in Cancer & Transplant, a related research center that is focused on understanding and solving the significant challenges faced by this high risk patient group. Together, we can improve each person’s life now and elevate future generations.




Education, Experience and Certifications

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Transplant Immunology

University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Nephrology

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Residency, Internal Medicine

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Medical Degree

University of Kansas

Board Certifications

Nephrology, 2018, American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, 2005, American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Trials

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