Lisa Tachiki, MD

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Lisa Tachiki, MD

Lisa Tachiki, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“My goal is to develop relationships with my patients where I get to know them and their families as well as their values and preferences. I want to uphold those values and help patients make decisions that align with them.”

— Dr. Tachiki

What drives you about your work?

Medicine, and especially oncology, is the perfect intersection of caring for people while incorporating the latest in clinical research. It is important to understand all the details and have the most up-to-date information and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with patients so they can understand and make decisions. We also have some of the nation’s best experts, who work to evaluate and address clinical concerns. I appreciate the collaborative environment.

What brought you to oncology?

I was influenced by my uncle, who was a researcher and scientist and who unfortunately developed pancreatic cancer. This is what initially drew me to the field. Then, when I was a resident, I found caring for patients with cancer the most rewarding. It really is an honor to be able to get to know them and their families while they navigate what is often a very difficult time.

Provider Background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Area of clinical practice
Skin cancer, kidney cancer

I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic. As a medical oncologist, I specialize in treating patients with aggressive skin cancers and kidney cancers.

As a large focus of my work, I conduct clinical trials to bring cutting-edge treatments to our patients with skin cancers, ocular melanoma, and kidney cancers. My goal is to support my patients and make sure they have the best knowledge and resources available to them through a difficult process.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Stanford University

Medical Degree
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Immunogenetics

University of Washington, Department of Medicine

University of Washington, Hematology - Oncology

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019

Clinical Trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

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Many of our Fred Hutch doctors conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other doctors 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 provider has written.

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