Claire de la Calle, MD

de la Calle
Claire de la Calle, MD

Claire de la Calle, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Washington


“After every visit, I hope patients feel like they are not alone and know that I will be there to help and guide them through their cancer.”

— Dr. de la Calle

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

I work hard to deliver the best possible care to every patient. I want to make sure patients feel my great compassion for what they and their loved ones are going through. I always keep a patient's personal goals of care at the forefront of all medical decision-making. 

Do you have any favorite memories of working with patients you’d like to share?

My favorite moments are always when patients receive the news that their cancer was completely resected — removed in surgery — and their surveillance tests are negative for recurrence. 

Witnessing the joy in their faces during these moments is priceless. It makes all of our hard work worth it.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Cancers of the genitourinary tract, urology

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

My main research focus is on prostate cancer, including screening, early detection and management of localized prostate cancer, with a special focus on germline genetics. New and exciting treatment paradigms are likely to emerge from our research efforts here, and it’s an honor to be a part of efforts to improve patient outcomes.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
AgroParisTech and Preparatory School, Lycée Saint-Louis

Medical Degree
Emory University School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, Urology

Johns Hopkins Hospital, The James Buchanan Urological Institute and Department of Urology, Urologic Oncology

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