Yadira Castaneda Nunez, PA-C, MS

Castaneda Nunez
Yadira Castaneda Nunez, PA-C, MS

Yadira Castaneda Nunez, PA-C, MS

  • Physician Assistant, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, Department of Dermatology, University of Washington School of Medicine

“I’ve learned the importance of being present, looking for a silver lining and delivering care with kindness and compassion.”

— Yadira

How do you approach providing patient care?

I believe in a team approach to medical care. I understand the importance of communicating the most up-to-date information and treatment options with patients so we can make decisions together. In addition to considering their health literacy and cultural background to provide the best level of care. 

I’ve had a loved one go through cancer treatment, and I understand there will be highs and lows. I’ve learned the importance of being present, looking for a silver lining and delivering care with kindness and compassion.

What brought you to Fred Hutch?

I admire the Fred Hutch mission to find new cures and make life beyond cancer a reality. It’s crucial for patients to receive care from providers who are applying the latest research and using current treatments.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Skin cancers

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

Working in primary care reinforced my interest in dermatological conditions and their treatment options.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Stanford University

Medical Degree
Stanford University School of Medicine

Board Certification
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2021

Clinical Trials

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