Livia Hegerova, MD

Livia Hegerova, MD

Livia Hegerova, MD

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


“I feel fulfilled when we can make a difference in how a patient feels so they can find enjoyment outside their illness. It is always beautiful to hear that we improved the quality of life for patients and their families.”

— Dr. Hegerova

Why should a patient receive care at SCCA?

It is a great pleasure to work in a clinic built upon specialized expertise and a strong research foundation. The growth in treatment advances for blood disorders in recent years is very exciting. We apply these novel therapies with great outcomes for patients.

How would you describe your approach to care?

My goal is to provide patients with the specialized knowledge and support to be informed and active participants in their care. I believe in implementing new therapies to develop the best solutions for patients.

Provider Background

Specialty: Hematology

Area of clinical practice

Nonmalignant hematology

I am a hematologist who sees patients at SCCA South Lake Union.

I am passionate about caring for patients with blood disorders and have an interest in how thrombosis and hemostasis impact women’s health.

I became interested in hematology when I saw my first blood smear. I enjoy solving mysteries, and the unique thing about hematology is you can assess symptoms and correlate them with what you see in the blood. It is exciting to be able to take the problem, run to the microscope and see the disease process. Once we understand what is causing the symptoms, we can best treat it.

My research interests include clinical trials to optimize therapies for nonmalignant blood conditions such as von Willebrand disease and cold agglutinin disease.

Diseases Treated

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Autoimmune Diseases

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Diamond-Blackfan Anemia

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Sickle Cell Disease


Aplastic Anemia

Blood Disorders

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dyskeratosis Congenita



Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond Syndrome


von Willebrand Disease




Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate degree
University of Washington

Medical degree
University of Washington School of Medicine

Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine

University of Minnesota, Hematology Oncology

Board Certifications
Hematology, 2017; Medical Oncology, 2017; American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014

WA Top Docs 2020 and 2021 Top Doctor award

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.

Find a Clinical Trial


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.

View Dr. Hegerova'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 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.

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