Vivian G. Oehler, MD

Vivian G. Oehler, MD

Vivian G. Oehler, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Translational Science and Therapeutics Division, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“Explaining complicated treatment choices to patients in ways that will allow them to make the right choices for themselves is very important to me. My relationships with my patients during difficult times is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”

— Dr. Oehler

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice

Hematologic malignancies

Diseases Treated

Aplastic Anemia

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia


Myeloproliferative Disorder

Polycythemia Vera



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Harvard University

Medical Degree
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Internal Medicine University of Washington Affiliated Hospital

Hematology Fellowship, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Jerald Radich Laboratory

Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2003, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Washington Affiliated Hospital


All news
Good News: Dr. Glenda Gray among Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential’ Celebrating faculty and staff achievements April 20, 2017
Clocking cancer progression Collaborative study with Rosetta charts molecular timeline of chronic myeloid leukemia progression, holds promise for improving patient care March 16, 2006

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


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. Oehler'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.


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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