Kurt Norman, MD, MS

Kurt Norman, MD, MS

Kurt Norman, MD, MS

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


“I want the best care for all of my patients. I will be their advocate. I work for them. We, my team, my local staff, and the greater Fred Hutch, we are here to support each patient as an unique and special individual.”

— Dr. Norman

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

My goal is to be kind and direct with people. Patients want an honest assessment of what’s going on and to know their options. I want to help people understand their diagnoses so they can make good decisions about how to manage their care. If I can’t explain it to them in a way that makes sense to them, then I’m not doing my job right. I take great satisfaction in being an educator for my patients.

What do you value about your work?

I like people. I like my patients. I appreciate the intensity of our interaction and hearing their stories. Intellectually, I like puzzles; I like finding solutions for problems.

Working at an institution that's world-renowned means we can muster the power to do amazing things.   

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
General medical oncology, benign and malignant hematology

I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Peninsula.

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.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of California, San Diego

Medical Degree
University of Illinois

University of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine

Stanford University, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology

Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 2001; Hematology, 2004; Medical Oncology 2006, 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. Norman'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