Paul C. Hendrie, MD, PhD

Paul C. Hendrie, MD, PhD

Paul C. Hendrie, MD, PhD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Hematology and Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology


“People often arrive at my office with symptoms but no diagnosis, feeling anxious, frustrated or frightened. It’s my job, when possible, to alleviate these feelings.”

— Dr. Hendrie

Why did you become a hematology specialist?

My interest in hematology began with my graduate research studying white blood cell development. During my time in the lab, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that combined research on blood diseases with caring for patients who have these diseases. As a physician, I get to be both a scientific expert and an advocate for patients like you.

What’s a consultation with you like?

Hematology consultations can be a lot like detective work. I search for the cause and identity of the problems you’re experiencing. Once a diagnosis has been made, we talk about it and discuss the next steps, which may include both established treatment options and newer treatments available only in clinical trials. Sometimes no treatment is needed. I want you to leave with a clear understanding of your diagnosis, an appropriate plan of care and the comfort that comes from being supported by an experienced team of doctors.

Provider Background

Specialty: Medical Oncology, Hematology

Area of clinical practice
Hematologic malignancies, non-malignant hematology

Hematology oncology

My clinical and research interests include nonmalignant blood disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. I’m a board-certified hematologist at Fred Hutch and a UW associate professor of hematology and medicine. As an expert who studies and treats rare diseases, I work with a broad range of patients, some of whom participate in clinical trials.

My areas of clinical expertise include acquired aplastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, essential thrombocytosis, hairy cell leukemia, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphoproliferative disorder, mastocytosis, myelodysplastic syndrome, myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative syndrome, polycythemia vera and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

Diseases Treated

Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis


Lymphoproliferative Disorder


Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Sickle Cell Disease



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Indiana University Bloomington

Medical Degree
Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

University of Washington, Hematology

Board Certification
Hematology, 2000, 2010; Internal Medicine, 1998, 2019, American Board of Internal Medicine

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. Hendrie'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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