Raya Mawad, MD

Raya Mawad, MD

Raya Mawad, MD

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


"I think a patient-physician relationship should be a partnership that is open, honest and driven by each patient’s goals, priorities and best interests."

-Dr. Mawad

What brought you to oncology?

I first became intrigued by the blood and how it looked under the microscope as well as the complexity of the immune system. These two things brought me to hematology and oncology. I really enjoy internal medicine because it's very broad and collaborative in terms of treating the patient and it requires us to know a little bit of everything in many disciplines of medicine.

What do you value about your work?

I really enjoy helping patients and building a connection with them. I also like decoding the science for them, so they understand what's going on in their bodies. I appreciate working with research teams and colleagues to improve outcomes for patients and move things forward in my discipline. The expertise, compassion and curiosity for patients with cancer and blood disorders is what drew me to Fred Hutch. 

Provider Background

Area of clinical practice
Myeloid malignancies, acute leukemia and noncancerous blood disorders

I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake. 

I see people who have myeloid malignancies, acute leukemia and noncancerous blood disorders. I'm very interested in clinical research for patients with MDS, acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid disorders and in how we can use immunotherapy and targeted therapy to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients, including the role of CAR T cells.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Baylor College of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

University of Washington School of Medicine

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

Clinical Trials

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