Richard (Rick) S. Sander, PA-C

Richard (Rick) S. Sander, PA-C

Richard (Rick) S. Sander, PA-C

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


“I believe care should be both multidisciplinary and personalized. I like working with a team of providers to address patients’ physical, emotional and psychological needs throughout the treatment process and after.”

— Rick

What brought you to Fred Hutch?

I was drawn to the Fred Hutch vison, ambition and commitment to finding cures. I also think the organization promotes empathy and understanding to support patients throughout treatment. Everyone I have met has a heightened sensitivity to the emotional, physical and psychological challenges faced by patients, allowing them to provide more compassionate care.

Fred Hutch has the scientific minds that can push cancer care forward and a clinical culture that truly values a patient-centered approach.

What do you value about providing oncology care?

Blood and marrow transplant and immunotherapy are both remarkable treatment approaches in the field of cancer care. They have been transformative options for those in need and continue to demonstrate significant advancements in improving patient outcomes. Being a part of such advances is what encouraged me to study medicine in the first place. 

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Blood and marrow transplant, immunotherapy

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

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Portland 

Medical Degree
Oregon Health and Science University

Board Certification
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Clinical Trials

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