Manoj P. Menon, MD

Manoj P. Menon, MD

Manoj P. Menon, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division; Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Scripps Endowed Professorship in Hematology, UW Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I value the powerful, meaningful discussions I’m able to have with patients about their biggest hopes and fears.”

— Dr. Menon

Why do you study global oncology?

Roughly 50% of cancer diagnoses and 70% of cancer-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Efforts to reduce the toll of infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in these parts of the world have seen some success. But now that people are living longer, cancer is on the rise, and many of these poorer countries lack the resources and infrastructure to adequately diagnose and treat people with cancer. That’s why I’m driven to look for ways we can increase cancer screening and referral rates and improve therapeutic options for patients living in LMICs. I believe that people should have access to timely, high-quality cancer care, no matter where they live.

What do you enjoy about working with patients and families?

Getting diagnosed with cancer is a very difficult time in people’s lives. I value the powerful, meaningful discussions I’m able to have with patients about their biggest hopes and fears — and everything in between. It’s such a privilege to be present for those intimate conversations. I see my role as a listener and an educator, sharing my perspective about your diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options so that you can make decisions about your care and your future.

Provider Background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

HIV-associated lymphoma and other malignancies

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who treats patients at SCCA and Harborview Medical Center. I was first drawn to practicing medicine out of an interest in public health. After residency, I spent six years working at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I began studying the intersection between infectious disease and cancer. Certain viruses, such as HIV, can place people at a much higher risk of developing malignancies.

My clinical and research interests center on HIV-associated lymphoma and other cancers as well as global oncology. I study cancer characteristics, diagnostics and treatment in low-income countries, such as Uganda, and low-resource settings within the United States. I have found that there are lessons to be learned all over the world about delivering cost-effective, culturally relevant care.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Washington, Division of General Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2005

University of Washington, Hematology-Oncology; Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Epidemiology, 2007

Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2014, American Board of Internal Medicine

Master, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Internship, University of Washington, Division of General Internal Medicine, 2003


Conquer Cancer Foundation Global Oncology Young Investigator Award
Dr. Menon received this award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s foundation in 2018 to support his research in the diagnosis and management of women with breast cancer in Uganda.


All news
Fred Hutch and Aga Khan University set stage for collaboration on global health Prince Rahim Aga Khan and his wife, Princess Salwa, tour labs March 11, 2019
UCI-Fred Hutch collaboration turns 10 In Uganda, innovation and persistence allow a 'sustainable cancer program' to take root June 12, 2018
Fred Hutch at ASCO Immunotherapy advances, insights into health economics and leadership awards dominate oncology gathering June 5, 2018

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