Effie W. Petersdorf, MD

Effie W. Petersdorf, MD

Effie W. Petersdorf, MD

  • Medical Director, Unrelated Donor Transplant Program, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Translational Science and Therapeutics Division, Fred Hutch
  • Madeline Dabney Adams Endowed Chair in AML Research, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“If we continue to be open-minded and think out of the box, then the patients we see tomorrow or next year or 10 years from now, just like the patients before them, will enjoy better and better outcomes. And we're going to get to that cure.”

— Dr. Petersdorf

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Adult blood and marrow transplantation



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Harvard University

Medical Degree
McGill University School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

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. Petersdorf


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. 

View Dr. Petersdorf's Publications

Your Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, 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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