Phuong T. Vo, MD

Phuong T. Vo, MD

Phuong T. Vo, 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

“A caring relationship with patients and families is paramount to everything I do. My principle goal is to be transparent and to provide patients with accurate information about their condition and diagnoses. Patients and families are always encouraged to participate in their treatment decisions, and through this partnership we will achieve our desired goal. ”

— Dr. Vo

Why do you practice oncology?

I decided to work in healthcare, because there’s nothing better than working in an environment where you can get that instant gratification from making a difference in people’s lives. It’s also quite rewarding and satisfying to have that privilege to care for people. I decided to care for cancer patients, because it's where I belong. When I was a medical student, on the first day of my hematology/oncology rotation, I knew where my medical career would lead. I was amazed by the true connection between the patient and the physician during such a challenging time in the patient’s life. My patients taught me so much about life, love, family, friendship, perseverance, gratitude and even things about me and my ability that I didn’t even know existed. The second reason for me to choose a career in this field is, because it is rewarding and beneficial to society. Undoubtedly, this is a very challenging and exciting time for hematology and oncology. New and improving technology and data are coming out constantly. As a hematologist/oncologist and a bone marrow transplanter, I rapidly have to adapt, adjust and merge new science with humanism to help people. It’s already an incredibly exciting time in cancer treatment. A cancer diagnosis may no longer be a death sentence. In my lifetime, I hope to see that there will be a cure for most cancers, people all over the country will receive similarly high levels of care, and that they will still have a quality of life once they’re in remission. My clinical research focuses on improving transplant outcome through reduced intensity or nonmyeloablative conditioning regimens and prevention of graft-vs-host disease. Outside of work, spending time with my family, swimming, doing yoga and listening to country music.

Provider Background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Area of clinical practice

Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation




Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

National Institute of Health

Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2017; Hematology, 2017; Internal Medicine, 2014, American Board of Internal Medicine

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