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Physician & Research Faculty
Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Co-Director, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Fred Hutch
Sites of Practice
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
UW Medical Center - Montlake

Photo: SCCA

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • M.D., University of Michigan Medical School 
  • Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology 
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Internal Medicine 
  • M.S., University of Washington, School of Pharmacy 
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine 

Clinical Expertise 

  • Gastrointestinal cancers 
  • Esophageal cancer 
  • Stomach cancer 



Research and/or clinical interests 

Dr. Veena Shankaran is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies with a particular focus on cancers of the esophagus and stomach. In collaboration with other gastrointestinal oncologists at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Dr. Shankaran is helping to expand the gastrointestinal cancer clinical trials program to provide patients with novel treatment options.