Damian J. Green, MD

Damian J. Green, MD

Damian J. Green, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Translational Science and Therapeutics Division, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“We’re not going to stop until we have therapies that cure every patient.”

— Dr. Green

What do you enjoy most about being an oncologist?

My life’s work has focused on developing new therapies for cancers of the blood and treating patients who are coping with those diseases. It’s so exciting to move discoveries from the research lab to the clinic in real time. One of the best parts of my job is being able to fine-tune care as we go, making it more effective and tolerable — so my patients can get back to doing what they love as soon as possible. It gives me hope that one day we can eradicate these cancers completely.

What is your approach to care?

There are two important elements that inform everything I do. First, I believe it’s essential to create an authentic connection with you, understanding who you are outside your disease, what you wish for and what you value in life. Any recommendations I make about care are based on the interpersonal foundation we build together. Second, I’m committed to a team approach, partnering with other providers so we’re in agreement about what therapies will best serve your needs and goals.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Adult blood and marrow transplantation, cellular immunotherapy, hematologic malignancies

Multiple Myeloma
I am a hematologist-oncologist who treats patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers of the blood. I am a co-investigator on over 20 clinical trials and have published more than 75 scientific articles. In 2017, I was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to test a new form of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma. I have also been a presenter at the annual conference for the American Society of Hematology.

Diseases Treated


Multiple Myeloma

Plasma Cell Leukemia


POEMS Syndrome

Waldenström Macroglobulinemia



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University, General Internal Medicine

University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology

Board Certification
Oncology, 2007; General Internal Medicine, 2003, American Board of Internal Medicine


All news
What's next for T-cell therapies: Q&A with Dr. Stanley Riddell After approval of latest cellular therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the immunologist looks ahead February 5, 2021
Failed Alzheimer’s drug boosts CAR T-cell therapy Engineered immune cells get a helping hand in new clinical trial for multiple myeloma patients September 26, 2019

Clinical Trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you. 

Find a Clinical Trial Led by Dr. Green


Many of our Fred Hutch physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch physician has written. 

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