Katherine W. Chang, MD

Katherine W. Chang, MD

Katherine W. Chang, MD

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

Medical Oncology

“I like to offer patients individualized, personalized care. Each person’s circumstances are unique.”

— Dr. Chang

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

Care should be a collaborative effort tailored to each person’s goals while incorporating evidence-based data. The best care improves outcomes and prioritizes quality of life.

Do you have a favorite memory of working with patients you’d like to share?

I love getting to know patients and their families, and forming relationships is meaningful to me. One patient of mine was a musician, and he invited me to a charity concert he held. It was an inspiring experience watching him play guitar and sing — doing what he loved best and enjoying every bit of his life, even though he’d had chemotherapy just a few days before. 

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Gastrointestinal oncology, breast oncology

I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutch at EvergreenHealth.

Gastrointestinal and breast oncology both have great potential and need for treatment options with better outcomes and less toxicity. I have also conducted research looking for methods to decrease resistance to chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer.

Community Oncology 

Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, personalized care closer to home. As part of Fred Hutch, our community oncologists offer patients multidisciplinary tumor board opinions, clinical trials and expertise in treating a variety of cancers. 


Chinese (Mandarin)

Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Texas

Medical Degree
University of Texas, Medical Branch

University of Minnesota, Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Board Certifications
Medical Oncology, 2015, American Board of Internal 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. 

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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. Chang'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

The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with providers.

Email media@fredhutch.org or call 206.667.2210