Joshua Veatch, MD, PhD

Joshua Veatch, MD, PhD

Joshua Veatch, MD, PhD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I believe in patient-centered care, and want to give patients a caring environment where they understand their treatment and have control over decisions. I also want to develop new therapies to help more patients.”

— Dr. Veatch

Why do you practice oncology?

I have always been drawn to science. I ultimately decided to study medicine and make a career out of it because of the meaningful relationships that physicians can have with their patients. I am both excited about the potential for developing new and better treatments for cancer and am drawn to cancer care because of the depth of the relationships that can be formed with patients while they are going through something so hard and significant. 

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Lung cancer, skin cancer

I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.

In addition to seeing patients in clinic I also work in the clinical research division at the Fred Hutch, working to develop new immune therapies to help patients with melanoma. In one project, Dr. Stanley Riddell and I are developing a new type of cancer vaccine targeted at the mutations specific to a patient's cancer, in order to strengthen T-cell responses to fight the cancer. We are also developing a new T-cell treatment for patients with the BRAF mutation. I hope that combinations of different immune therapies enable more patients with cancer to have lasting remissions, and that is a goal I am working towards in the lab and in the clinic.  


Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Northwestern University

Medical Degree
University of Washington

University of Washington

University of Washington

Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 2013; Hematology, 2016; Medical Oncology 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine


All news
His immune system eradicated his melanoma. Could other patients’ bodies be taught to do the same thing? How one man’s T cells are guiding the development of next-gen immunotherapies June 19, 2018

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. Veatch


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. Veatch's Publications

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