Ryan O'Malley, MD

Ryan O'Malley, MD

Ryan O'Malley, MD

  • Deputy Director, Clinical Operations of Oncology Radiology Lab, Fred Hutch
  • Interim Director, Body Procedure Service, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Body Imaging, University of Washington School of Medicine


“I believe that imaging and image-guided procedures play a central role in quickly and accurately establishing a diagnosis, as well as assessing treatment efficacy over time. I enjoy working with a dedicated sub-specialty team to ensure appropriate patient-specific therapy in a timely fashion. ”

— Dr. O'Malley

Why do you practice radiology?

Healthcare provides a unique opportunity to help and serve in a scientifically dynamic field. Cancer affects everyone and I want to be a part of the movement that continually strives to more effectively diagnose and treat patients with cancer. I serve as the Deputy Director of the OncoRad Lab, which provides response assessment imaging interpretation for patients enrolled in clinical trials at University of Washington and Fred Hutch. We provide high-quality, criteria-based imaging assessments of tumor response specifically for patients on oncology clinical trials to help guide treatment decisions and support the research mission of the institutions. I hope to see imaging continue to evolve to allow earlier means of noninvasive diagnosis with resultant improvement in quality of life and survival. I also hope to see newer imaging techniques allow for increasingly precise ways of planning and assessing treatment response so that patients can truly receive individualized therapy. Outside of work, I enjoy playing and watching baseball, football, basketball; listening to music; baking and playing with my two daughters.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Wake Forest University

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Board Certification
Diagnostic Radiology, 2012, American Board of Radiology

Internship, General Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Clinical Trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you.

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Many of our Fred Hutch physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians 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 physician has written.

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Your Care Team

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