E. Gabriela Chiorean, MD

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E. Gabriela Chiorean, MD
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E. Gabriela Chiorean, MD

  • Clinical Director, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Clinical Research Director, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, UW Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I hope we continue to discover novel ways to prevent cancer and to detect it in earlier stages — when we can treat it more effectively.”

— Dr. Chiorean

What inspired you to become an oncologist?

When I was in high school, my mother fell sick with multiple sclerosis. While caring for her, I developed a strong passion to help people who are suffering in any way I could, which is why I entered medicine. During my internal medicine residency, I witnessed firsthand the courage and resilience of cancer patients and really came to see them as my role models. Because of their perseverance, I chose to dedicate my career to compassionately care for people with this disease. I also focus on clinical and bench-to-bedside research that can lead to the discovery of new cancer treatments and biomarkers to predict their efficacy.

What’s your approach to cancer care?

I strive to treat you with my utmost dedication, respect and compassion. It’s my duty to provide you with up-to-date comprehensive care and treatment options while emphasizing your individual needs and values. I truly appreciate the role of multidisciplinary teams in delivering the best patient care. For over 15 years, I’ve been involved in hundreds of clinical and translational research projects, most of them collaborative and multidisciplinary. I believe a team effort, with you as the centerpiece, sharing ideas and knowledge, leads to the most successful results and forms the most creative environment for novel discoveries.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
As a professor of medicine at the UW School of Medicine, and physician at Fred Hutch, I have expertise in treating patients with pancreatic, colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, as well as long-standing experience in experimental therapeutics and clinical trials.

I hope to see the development of easy and intelligent tests that will detect cancer earlier, predict the best treatments and improve our understanding of how to help patients with incurable cancers live longer and have the best quality lives.

Diseases Treated

Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Hepatobiliary Cancer





Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
University of Medicine and Pharmacy

William Beaumont Hospital, Internal Medicine

University of Minnesota, Hematology-Oncology

Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2002, 2012, American Board of Internal Medicine


Seattle Met's 2022 Top Doctors award
Dr. Chiorean has received this peer-nominated award for her exceptional patient care multiple years in a row.

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. Chiorean


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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Your Care Team

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