Jonathan Yang, MD, PhD

Jonathan Yang, MD, PhD

Jonathan Yang, MD, PhD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Director of Metastatic Disease and Developmental Therapeutics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Radiation Oncology

“I want patients to know there are options, even with a difficult diagnosis, and I am privileged to be a part of their team so we can take things on together. This is a partnership.”

— Dr. Yang

What brought you to radiation oncology?

I started out in radiation therapy and worked for a few years in North Carolina, which is where a mentor kept pushing me toward medical school. I saw how radiation oncologists develop very intense relationships with patients, since we see them every day during treatment. I was very inspired by this experience and what we can do for patients using radiation as a tool.

What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

With my specialty in metastatic cancer, we’re not always working with the easiest diagnosis, from both a medical and emotional standpoint. It’s important to offer patient-centered care so we understand people’s goals and how we can help achieve them. I aim to use my knowledge and treatments to get patients where they want to be.

I do clinical research, basic scientific research and translational research to apply discoveries to patient care. What has always kept me going are my relationships with patients - they are the inspiration for what I do.

Provider Background

Areas of Clinical Practice
Metastatic cancers, central nervous system cancers

I am a radiation oncologist who sees patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – Proton Therapy and the South Lake Union Clinic.

I am passionate about advancing new treatments, understanding patients’ needs, and building an infrastructure to provide the best care for patients.

Diseases Treated


Chinese (Mandarin)

Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Yale School of Medicine

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Radiology

Board Certifications
Radiation Oncology, 2017, American Board of Radiology

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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. Yang


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. Yang's Publications

Your Care Team

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