Pamela S. Becker M.D., Ph.D.

Pamela S. Becker M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise





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 - Outpatient Clinic

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


Dr. Becker is a UW professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology. She is an active participant in the hematologic malignancy programs at the UW Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University in biochemical sciences, and her M.D. in the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Sciences and Technology Program. She received a Ph.D. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was an intern and resident in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and a fellow in hematology at Yale University School of Medicine, where she became a junior faculty member. She then moved to University of Massachusetts Medical School where she was associate director of the Bone Marrow Transplant program for 7 years, then chief of the Division of Gene Therapy. She came to UW in 2003, and has pursued laboratory and clinical research in the fields of hematologic malignancies and inherited blood disorders.

Patient Care Philosophy

I feel privileged to be able to care for patients, and I welcome patient involvement in decisions regarding their treatment. I strive to deliver the very best treatment available and to continually improve on our patient outcomes.

Personal Interests

Archaeology, classical music and gardening.

Clinical Interests

Clinical research in acute myeloid leukemia, multiple myeloma and gene therapy for inherited disorders.

Research Interests

Drug resistance in acute myeloid leukemia; personalized leukemia therapy; bone marrow microenvironment in acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma; hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy for inherited bone marrow disorders.


Harvard Medical SchoolMedical education1986
Harvard UniversityPh.D1986
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-EastInternshipInternal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-EastResidencyInternal Medicine
Yale University School of MedicineFellowshipHematology
Yale University School of MedicineTeaching Appointment


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineHematology (Int Med)1992
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