Michael Schweizer, MD

Michael Schweizer, MD

Michael Schweizer, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Medical Oncology

“My goal is to provide the absolute best patient care, driven by state-of-the-art science and a compassionate, empathetic approach. I work closely with each of my patients to ensure that they have the information they need to make the best treatment decisions. I strive to explore every option available so that my patients can find the approach that works best for them–empowering them to take control of their disease.”

— Dr. Schweizer

Why do you practice oncology?

Michael Schweizer, MD, decided to work in health care because he wanted to feel intellectually challenged in his career and, more importantly, he wanted to do something that would allow him to help people. Medicine was the perfect fit. “Early on in my training, I realized that you often see the best in people when they are faced with a cancer diagnosis,” Dr. Schweizer said. “The hope that my patients have in spite of being diagnosed with such serious illnesses is inspiring. It’s my patients’ hope that motivates me and makes me want to be a part of working toward cures.” Dr. Schweizer’s research involves translational genitourinary cancer. “My goal is to help reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diseases like prostate cancer through developing novel drug therapies. Cancer is a formidable foe, but one that I believe we can vanquish. I hope to be a part of bringing the dream of a world without cancer into reality. I hope to see cancer cured in my lifetime.” Outside of work, Dr. Schweizer enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Provider Background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Area of clinical practice
Genitourinary cancers

Diseases Treated

Penile Cancer

Testicular Cancer



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Temple University School of Medicine

University of Chicago

Johns Hopkins University

Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 2011, Medical Oncology, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine


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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 Led by Dr. Schweizer


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 Publications by Dr. Schweizer

Your Care Team

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