David R. Byrd M.D.

 David  R. Byrd M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cancer Care (Breast), Surgical Oncology


Cancer Care, Colorectal Services, Digestive Health




Primary Location

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Breast Health Clinic at SCCA

1959 N.E. Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.3300|Map It 


David Byrd, M.D. is a UW professor of surgery, the section chief of Surgical Oncology and the director of the Melanoma Center.

Dr. Byrd was the first surgeon to bring the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique to the Northwest. He is an expert in many surgical procedures, including the Whipple procedure used in pancreas cancer treatment.

Dr. Byrd's clinical expertise includes surgical oncology, endocrine neoplasms (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal), gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers, breast cancer, melanoma, molecular changes in pancreatic cancer and genetic and clinical studies on melanoma.

Dr. Byrd's research interests include molecular changes in pancreatic cancer, genetic and clinical studies on melanoma and lymphatic mapping in breast cancer and melanoma. 

Research Interests


Tulane University-School of MedicineMedical education1982
MD Anderson Cancer CenterFellowshipGeneral Surgery
Univ. of WashingtonInternshipGeneral Surgery
Univ. of WashingtonResidencyGeneral Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgery1988
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