Heather H. Cheng M.D., Ph.D.

Heather H. Cheng M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cancer Care (Prostate), Medical Oncology, Urology


Cancer Care




Primary Location

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Outpatient Clinic

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


Dr. Cheng is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Oncology and specializes in treating cancers of the prostate, bladder and testes.

Dr. Cheng earned her bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and her M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed an Internal Medicine residency and an extended research-based fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Washington prior to joining the faculty of Medical Oncology.

She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Patient Care Philosophy

I consider it a privilege and important responsibility to work together with patients to design the best treatment plan for each individual. I strive to tailor the treatments to the individual patient--to maximize chance of cure and prioritize quality of life. I try to offer clinical trial options whenever possible because that is how we make progress in our treatments of cancer. I enjoy the teamwork involved in supporting patients and their loved ones through treatment and survivorship.

Personal Interests

Reading, arts, and enjoying the spectacular Pacific Northwest with my family.

Clinical Interests

Prostate cancer; bladder cancer; testicular cancer; early-onset, aggressive prostate cancer; multidisciplinary cancer care, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy.

Teaching Interests

In addition to educating patients and theirs families, I also enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

Research Interests

Clinical trials of new cancer treatments; molecular genetics of cancer; cancer biomarkers; inherited cancer risk; familial/hereditary prostate cancer; early-onset aggressive prostate cancer.


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education2007
Univ. of WashingtonPh.D2005
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternshipInternal Medicine
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyInternal Medicine
UW - Hematology-Oncology Fellowship ProgramFellowshipHematology/Oncology


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineMedical Oncology2013
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine2010
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