Katie DeCell, ARNP, MSN

Katie DeCell, ARNP, MSN

Katie DeCell, ARNP, MSN

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I hope patients feel informed and that I care about what they’re going through. I want to help people understand their next steps.”

— Katie

What brought you to oncology?

I told people I was never going to be a nurse because they run in my family. But I was drawn to nursing nonetheless because I really want to help people, and I think one of the best ways to do this is through health care. I started in general surgery and then moved to surgical oncology and found I really liked the patients. I also had a grandparent who went through treatment for lung cancer.

What do you value about your work?

I think people really appreciate what we do for them, and I enjoy helping people get through a tough diagnosis and time in their lives. I like supporting people when they’re going through something complicated and seeing that I’m making a difference for them. I’ve had family members go through cancer treatment and have seen and learned what people need, so I can be there for them. I have also always been drawn to academic centers because of their approach to care and their support of research.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Thoracic oncology, pulmonary medicine 

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic. 

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
St. John Fisher University

Medical Degree
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Clinical Trials

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