Mikka Uehara, ARNP, DNP, AGNP-C

Mikka Uehara, ARNP, DNP, AGNP-C

Mikka Uehara, ARNP, DNP, AGNP-C

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I want to affect patients positively, whether it’s being there as support or giving them a prescription to manage symptoms.”

— Mikka

What do you value about your work?

Long-lasting relationships with patients are important to me. I learn about my patients as people, not only about their disease. I think patients can see how much I care for them and have a sense of gratitude for what I do.

Seeing patients every two to three weeks for infusions creates a relationship. My goal is for patients to feel like I’m caring for them like a member of my own family: I will do what is right, and the care I provide will be the same quality. Because I love the job I do, I hope patients will feel the love and care I have for them. 

What brought you to oncology and to Fred Hutch?

I have a passion for caring for patients when they are at their most vulnerable. I completed my fellowship here at Fred Hutch, and I was drawn to this position because I knew I would get the support I needed to grow and learn from experts in their field. I knew I made the right decision because not only do I feel supported, I am treated equally among my colleagues. Having all these resources at my fingertips is an amazing thing, as well.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Gastrointestinal cancers

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.

I came to the United States when I was 18 and had to start over with nursing school. I was the first college student in my family, and I persevered through the process of getting my doctorate.

Diseases Treated

Hepatobiliary Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Rectal Cancer



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Washington

Medical Degree
University of Washington

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