Dow M. Dunbar, MPH, MS, PA-C

Dow M. Dunbar, MPH, MS, PA-C

Dow M. Dunbar, MPH, MS, PA-C

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

“I believe an educated patient is best able to participate in all the very detailed and difficult discussions regarding their care management and life decisions.”

— Dow

Why do you practice oncology?

Working in healthcare is highly rewarding. I enjoy helping my patients manage their diseases and conditions with a combination of thoughtfulness, mindfulness and a scientific approach. I find that cancer care is one of the most dynamic, research-oriented as well as complicated areas of medicine. The future of cancer care is changing for the better day by day. In my lifetime, I hope to see all cancer diagnoses if not be cured, then become manageable conditions which allow will patients to live a very high-quality and pain-free life.  Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and traveling.

Provider Background

Area of clinical practice

Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Immunotherapy



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Baylor College of Medicine; University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Board Certification
Physician Assistant, 1999, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant

Clinical Trials

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

Your Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.


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.

For the Media

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