Marc Charles Chamberlain M.D.

 Marc  Charles Chamberlain M.D.

Bio

Dr. Chamberlain received his medical degree in 1977 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons-Columbia University. He is a UW professor of neurology at…

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Patient Care Philosophy

As a cancer doctor, I think of myself as a patient advocate and, as such, try to provide patients and their families with a sense of autonomy and control over their cancer. It is important to educate patients and families about their cancer to make this frightening and complicated disease more understandable. Oncologists are meant to provide clarity to patients and families in how we manage and treat cancer. Importantly, I believe that participation by patients with cancer in clinical trials provides an opportunity for novel and, hopefully, more effective therapy. Consequently, I try, whenever available, to offer patients and their family investigational clinical trials as part of their choice for cancer treatment.

Personal Interests

In his off hours, Dr. Chamberlain and his wife, Michelle, enjoy being outdoors. They are fond of hiking and are avid scuba divers. Dr. Chamberlain is also an accomplished outdoor photographer and his work has been published in national magazines including “National Geographic,” “Natural History” and “Audubon.”

Clinical Interests

Primary brain tumors.

Research Interests

Dr. Chamberlain is primarily focused on developing clinical trials to treat primary brain tumors; ultimately, hoping to achieve new and better therapies.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Columbia UniversityMedical education1977
California State University, Dominguez HillsOther Education
Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterResidency
Jacobi Medical Center - Dept of PediatricsInternship
Jacobi Medical Center - Dept of PediatricsResidency
UCLA - Division of Pediatric NeurologyFellowship
UCSF - Dept. of Neurological SurgeryFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1977

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology/Child Neurology1986
American Board of PediatricsPediatrics1985
Dr. Chamberlain received his medical degree in 1977 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons-Columbia University. He is a UW professor of neurology at the UW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He holds a degree in zoology and biochemistry from the University of California in Berkeley, California. He has published more than 175 papers and developed many of the methods used today in evaluating and managing neoplastic meningitis. Since 1995, Dr. Chamberlain has focused increasingly on clinical trials for primary brain tumors.

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