Peter Goff, MD, PhD

Peter Goff, MD, PhD

Peter Goff, MD, PhD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch

Radiation Oncology

“Every patient I have the privilege to care for is entitled to individualized, evidence-based treatment. Delivering optimal cancer care is one aspect of a holistic treatment plan thoughtfully developed for each person with understanding and compassion.”

— Dr. Goff

What brought you to oncology?

Oncology is a complex and rapidly-changing field built upon decades of scientific inquiry. As a physician-scientist in radiation oncology, I have the opportunity to deliver today’s highest standard of care while conducting research to improve future outcomes. It is both a challenge and a privilege to translate the available clinical and scientific data into a personalized treatment plan for our patients.

What drives you when it comes to your work?

I enjoy getting to know my patients, their families and caregivers. In addition to striving to deliver the best clinical care, I’m intrigued by the biology of DNA damage and repair and anti-cancer immunity and have enjoyed laboratory-based training in these fields. We are studying how the body’s response to DNA damage caused by radiation therapy and the associated repair processes can activate anti-cancer immunity. With Dr. Paul Nghiem, I am studying how novel drugs targeting the DNA damage response can help to overcome resistance to immunotherapy in Merkel cell carcinoma.

Provider Background

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Skin cancer, head and neck cancers

I am a radiation oncologist who sees patients at South Lake Union, our proton therapy facility and UW Medical Center – Montlake for skin cancer, kidney cancer and head and neck cancers.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Middlebury College

Graduate School
Harvard University

Medical School
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Clinical Trials

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