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Physician & Research Faculty
Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center at UW Medical Center – Montlake

Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • M.D., University of the Philippines, Manila
  • Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise 

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer


Research and/or clinical interests

Dr. Cristina Rodriguez researches and treats cancers of the head and neck. She leads clinical trials that explore how to incorporate targeted therapies into current treatment standards. Dr. Rodriguez has particular interest in improving outcomes for squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, salivary gland cancers and thyroid cancers that no longer respond to radioactive iodine therapy. She also explores ways to reduce racial and economic disparities for these cancers, many of which involve modifiable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol and human papillomavirus infections.