Lindsay Gunnell, MD

Lindsay Gunnell, MD

Lindsay Gunnell, MD

  • Resident Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Resident Physician, Department of Dermatology, UW Medicine


“Problems with the skin can have a big impact on someone’s quality of life. That’s where dermatologists can play a huge role.”

— Dr. Gunnell

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

I think the number one thing that I value is connecting with patients, and really understanding their stories. With supportive cutaneous oncology, we often get to follow patients for life. When I feel like I understand who a person is outside their medical history, they become real and we develop a relationship.

This is what I valued about primary care and I strive to bring this approach into my current and future practice. 

What brought you to Fred Hutch?

I was diagnosed with an invasive melanoma and it took me down the road to changing my medical specialty. I originally worked as a primary care physician for about 7 years in Seattle and my own cancer experience made me connect with oncology and want to give back.

I appreciate the multidisciplinary approach at Fred Hutch – how we engage with other providers. You can really make things happen for patients when you’re working on a team and everyone is here for the same purpose. People here are very down-to-earth and want to help.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Skin cancers

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

I'm focused on melanoma treatment and surveillance. I also help patients with skin conditions related to their cancer treatment, such as the effects of radiation, or just assisting in general with their skin health. Cancer treatments are hard and they can affect people in many ways. Part of what we do in dermatology is to support people in feeling their best.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

University of Washington Valley Medical Center Program

Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine


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