Smitha P. Menon, MD

Smitha P. Menon, MD

Smitha P. Menon, MD

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

“I aim to provide personalized cancer care as part of an expert multidisciplinary team. My goal is to treat each patient as an individual and provide compassionate care.”

— Dr. Menon

What do you want patients to know about you?

I treat my patients as I would treat my own family, striving to be frank and compassionate. I had a patient who had a diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer at 87 years old and was given a prognosis of six months from another provider. Fortunately, she responded to treatment and did well for many years, and when she came for her follow-up appointments, everyone was surprised to learn she was over 90. I was happy we were able to help her.

What brought you to oncology?

I had just started medical school when my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. This was a profound turning point in my life. My goal is to fight cancer and make a meaningful difference for patients.

Provider Background

Area of clinical practice

Head and neck cancer, thoracic cancer

I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutch at UW Medical Center - Montlake.

I have been a principal investigator on many clinical trials.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical School
Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Board Certifications
Medical Oncology, 2007; ABIM Internal Medicine, 2004


Vitality Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2020

Clinical Trials

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