Misha A. Host Lokhandwala, PA-C

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Misha A. Host Lokhandwala, PA-C
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Misha A. Host Lokhandwala, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“I want patients to feel heard and cared for. I try to be extremely attentive to detail, whether it’s a patient needing something at the bedside or a different medication. I will always have your back and be your advocate.”

— Misha

What drives you about your work?

In blood and marrow transplant, we see patients over the long term and really get to know them and their families. I enjoy helping people through the hard times. To me, they aren’t just a patient — they are a person. We are there for them through the whole process, and I like getting to share happy news.

What brought you to oncology?

With an undergraduate degree in molecular cell biology, I started out working in a lab that focused on breast cancer. This was my introduction to oncology, and I learned so much about cancer itself. I decided to become a physician assistant because of our focus on patients and their experience.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Blood and marrow transplantation, immunotherapy

I am a certified physician assistant who sees patients at UW Medical Center – Montlake.

I see patients with different forms of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, as well as other forms of cancer and connective tissue disorders.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Saint Mary’s College

Medical Degree
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Seattle Met's 2020 Top Doctors award
Misha has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Seattle Met's annual survey.

Clinical Trials

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