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Physician & Research Faculty
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Medical Director, Infusion and Pharmacy Services, Fred Hutch
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union

Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • M.D., Anahuac University School of Medicine, Mexico
  • Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine 

Clinical Expertise 

  • Thoracic malignancies 
  • Lung cancer 
  • Head and neck cancers 



Research and/or clinical interests 

Dr. Rafael Santana-Davila is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with lung, head and neck cancers. His wide-ranging research interests include health services research, where his main goal is to understand how to bring the latest advances to patients who can’t access cancer care at specialized centers. Dr. Santana-Davila also has an interest in using new agents for the treatment of lung cancer and is very active in Fred Hutch developmental therapeutics and Phase 1 clinic.