Vidhya Nair, DO

Vidhya Nair, DO

Vidhya Nair, DO

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I went into medicine because I am passionate about patient care and I want to make a difference in people’s lives. Oncology was the most meaningful way for me to do that. ”

— Dr. Nair

What do you value about your work?

I want to build trusting relationships, so patients feel like they’re going to get through whatever comes their way. Our goal in oncology is obviously to cure patients — that’s the best outcome. But that isn’t always how things go. What gives me the most purpose is if I can find a way to help patients and benefit their lives. Sometimes that means having difficult conversations, but doing so in ways that are supportive. 

What brought you to oncology?

When I was in school, I ended up on a rotation with an oncologist by chance. That’s when I realized how special the patient-physician relationship is within oncology. It’s very unique — oncologists wear many hats. Sometimes we are there to treat a patient’s cancer and manage their side effects from treatment. But a lot of times, we also need to act as a primary care provider or a social worker. Often, patients just need a friend who can listen, be supportive and spend time with them.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Breast cancer

I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.

I aim to provide comprehensive and individualized care for patients. What that means to me is accounting for any other medical problems they have, as well as their home life and support and whether they have any financial restrictions, and then using this information to create a treatment plan. Seeing patients as whole people, rather than as their diagnosis, is important to me.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Michigan

Medical Degree
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill

Wayne State University – Henry Ford Hospital, Internal Medicine

Michigan State University - Ascension Providence Hospital, Hematology and Oncology

Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 2020, 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 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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