Tom Purcell, MD, MBA

Tom Purcell, MD, MBA

Tom Purcell, MD, MBA

  • Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
  • Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I feel very fortunate to have a career in medicine and being able to care for oncology patients. It is a privilege for me to be a medical oncologist. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and work very hard to meet their clinical and emotional needs. I love practicing at Fred Hutch because I am able to work within a team of specialists to facilitate state of the art treatment in a compassionate, patient centered way.”

— Tom Purcell, MD, MBA

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Immunocompromised patients, solid organ and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients, hematologic malignancies

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Medical Degree
Emory University School of Medicine

Master of Business Administration
The University of Chicago

Undergraduate Degree; Chemistry and Physics
Millsaps College

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology; 2019, American Board of Internal Medicine

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 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 physician has written.

View Dr. Purcell'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 physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dieticians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.


Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

For the Media

The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with providers.

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