Lisa M. So, PA-C

Lisa M. So, PA-C
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Lisa M. So, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, University of Washington School of Medicine

“My patients have taught me a lot. They’ve taught me perseverance and about the importance of taking everything one day at a time.”

— Lisa

Why do you work in oncology?

Since becoming a physician assistant, I worked on the stem cell transplant service for many years, and then for several years in radiology. But, I found I missed caring for cancer patients, so I came back to Fred Hutch in 2018. Work in oncology is gratifying – anything I can do to help patients going through a very difficult time in their lives is rewarding. I see cancer patients who have an infectious disease both inpatient at UW Medical Center- Montlake and outpatient at South Lake Union Clinic. My patients have taught me a lot over the years. They’ve taught me perseverance and the importance of taking everything one day at a time.

What is your approach to patient care?

I try to make my patients and their families feel comfortable. I explain things and answer questions in as much detail as needed or requested. I recognize that each patient engages differently so I strive to adopt to their unique needs. I always have their best interests at heart.

Provider Background

Infectious disease

Being immunosuppressed from certain chemotherapies places cancer patients at higher risk for certain infections and our service helps to diagnose, treat, and manage them. After meeting the patient, we make recommendations based on each clinical scenario and overall goals of care.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Michigan

Medical Degree
Cornell University

Board Certification
Physician Assistant, 2007, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant


Seattle Met's 2023 Top Doctors award
Lisa has received this peer-nominated award for exceptional patient care for multiple years.

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.

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Your Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, 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

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