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Prakash Varadarajan, MD

Specialties:

Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

medical oncology treatment of blood disorders, medical oncology treatment of breast cancer, medical oncology treatment of colon cancer, medical oncology treatment of genitourinary cancers, medical oncology treatment of gynecologic cancer, medical oncology treatment of head cancer, medical oncology treatment of hepatobiliary leukemia, medical oncology treatment of liver cancer, medical oncology treatment of lung cancer, medical oncology treatment of lymphoma, medical oncology treatment of melanoma, medical oncology treatment of multiple myeloma, medical oncology treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome, medical oncology treatment of neck cancer, medical oncology treatment of pancreatic cancer, medical oncology treatment of prostate cancer, medical oncology treatment of sarcoma, and medical oncology treatment of stomach cancer

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-441-2600
  • Fax: 425-441-2700

http://www.seattlecca.org/diseases/scca-at-evergreenhealth.cfm

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Gender:

Male

Languages:

English

Board Certification

Board Certified in Medical Oncology
Board Certified in Hematology
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Experience

Dr. Prakash Varadarajan is an experienced hematologist and oncologist. After completing his fellowship, he joined a community hematology oncology practice where he provided cancer care for patients in several rural areas spread across central Michigan. He quickly learned the complexities of providing care over vast distances, treating all types of cancers and blood diseases. He then worked as a community hematologist-oncologist at CHI Franciscan Health in Lakewood and Tacoma.
Dr. Varadarajan has been fortunate to be able to include patients in multiple NCORP and industry clinical trials over the years. Finding the right patient for a great clinical trial is a joy, especially when it expands the therapeutic arsenal, while simultaneously helping in real time.

Clinical Expertise

Breast cancer
Colon cancer
Gynecologic cancers
Genitourinary cancers
Head and neck cancers
Leukemia
Lung cancer
Lymphoma
Melanoma
Multiple myeloma
Myelodysplastic syndrome
Pancreatic cancer
Prostate cancer
Sarcoma
Stomach, hepatobiliary and liver cancers
Non malignant blood disorders

Philosophy of Care

I believe in being deeply engaged with my patients through some of the most difficult periods of their lives, to achieve the best possible outcomes. Treating cancer patients has been a truly fulfilling experience; seeing immense courage and unconditional love in the face of adversity inspires me to better myself every single day, both as a physician and as a human.

Medical School

Goa Medical College and Hospital | Goa, India

Residency

State University of New York at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY

Fellowship

University of Texas Health Science Center (hematology, medical oncology | San Antonio, TX

Internship

State University of New York at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY

Personal Information

Growing up, I was a voracious reader fascinated by science. This interest drew me to medical school. Towards the end of my program, my grandfather fought and died from glioblastoma, going from being an independent retired police officer to completely dependent on his kids in a short time, which profoundly affected me.
Over the course of my medical training, working with mentors and role models in the various oncology disciplines for a sustained period of time, I was further drawn to hematology/oncology as a vocation. Cancer treatment demands a balanced mix of thought and work that keeps me motivated every day.
On the personal front, I enjoy distance running, hiking and kayaking. I've lately taken to gardening and find it very relaxing. I also enjoy reading, from fiction to behavioral science, in any format.
My goal is to learn and incorporate a new activity every year. This year I am focused on swimming and learning to sail.