Ryan C. Lynch, MD

Ryan C. Lynch, MD

Ryan C. Lynch, MD

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

Medical Oncology

“It’s an honor to help guide patients through their medical problems.”

— Dr. Lynch

Why do you practice oncology?

Before I started medical school, I had the opportunity to work in a research lab that studied the development of blood vessels in tumors. Many of the lab’s ongoing projects were being translated into novel therapeutics. Becoming an oncologist was a way I could help bring those therapies to patients. As my training progressed, I worked in oncology clinics and witnessed the translation from bench to bedside firsthand. That experience inspired me to work directly with patients while also exploring novel treatments for lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia through clinical trials.

What is your approach to care and treatment?

Every person handles their cancer diagnosis differently; it can set off a wide range of feelings and life changes that are unique to each individual. I enjoy connecting with patients and families, learning about your goals for care, your hopes, your plans for the future and your concerns. It is my job to help you understand and feel comfortable with your treatment plan, whether you’re receiving a standard therapy, choosing a novel approach or participating in a clinical trial.

Provider Background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Area of clinical practice

Hematologic malignancies

Lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia

I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). I am also involved in clinical research for these diseases. While many excellent therapies are available for CLL and lymphomas, they don’t work for every patient. I conduct clinical trials to optimize treatments and bring novel therapeutic agents to the clinic.

Diseases Treated

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Cutaneous Lymphoma

Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Follicular Lymphoma

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Low Grade Lymphoma


MALT Lymphoma

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Marginal Zone Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Waldenström Macroglobulinemia



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Harvard University

Medical Degree
Boston University School of Medicine

Washington University, Saint Louis

Stanford University, Hematology-Oncology

Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2017; Hematology, 2017; Internal Medicine, 2013, 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 Led by Dr. Lynch


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. Lynch'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.


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