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Physician & Research Faculty
Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Clinical Director, Renal and Melanoma Oncology, UW Medicine
Clinical Research Director, Renal and Melanoma Oncology, UW Medicine
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union

 Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Dehli, India 
  • Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center 
  • Fellowship in Oncology, University of Washington 
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine 

Clinical Expertise 

  • Skin cancers 
  • Melanoma 
  • Merkel cell carcinoma 
  • Kidney cancer 




Research and/or clinical interests  

Dr. Shailender Bhatia’s research efforts are focused on clinical trials that aim at improving outcomes in skin cancers (especially melanoma and merkel cell carcinoma) and kidney cancers. He is especially interested in those novel therapeutic approaches that stimulate the immune system against cancer and those that target therapy to the tumors in order to spare unnecessary toxicity.