Emily Nguyen, PA-C

Emily Nguyen, PA-C

Emily Nguyen, PA-C

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


“I have witnessed firsthand the limits of culture and language within health care. As practitioners, we can make an enormous difference in our patients’ experiences. I make sure to take the extra time to be certain my patients understand their diagnoses and medications. This extra effort can help alleviate confusion and fear for a patient in a situation that’s already stressful.”

— Emily Nguyen, PA-C

What led you to want to work in oncology?

I was originally set on a path toward working in primary care, but when I did a rotation in oncology, it changed my direction. In oncology, you're seeing patients twice a week for months on end. You become a part of their life routines, helping them to manage how cancer affects their life. I realized how much I would enjoy getting to develop such strong relationships with my patients, and I’ve found this to be incredibly rewarding.

How would you describe your approach to care?

I believe in a team approach to care, and one of the most important members of the team is the patient. My role is to be my patient's advocate; I listen to the patient to provide the personalized care that each person deserves. This allows the patient to make confident decisions about their own care, so that they can help their treatment be successful.

Provider Background

Specialty: Hematology Oncology

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Des Moines University, Physician Assistant Studies

Bachelor of Science
St. Ambrose University, Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience

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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