David B. Zhen M.D. Accepting new patients

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Esophageal and gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal cancer, Medical oncology, Pancreatic cancer




Dr. Zhen is a medical oncologist and a UW Assistant Professor of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Zhen earned his bachelor's degree with distinction and highest honors at the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He subsequently completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and then returned to University of Michigan Medicine to complete fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology.

In his current role at UW, he sees and cares for patients with gastrointestinal cancers in his clinic based at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). While he has experience in treating all types of gastrointestinal cancers, he has a clinical interest in cancers of the pancreas, stomach, and esophagus. In addition, he also conducts research through clinical trials that evaluate novel therapies as well as investigate more effective strategies for the earlier detection of cancer and to better predict which therapies are more likely to be beneficial for individual patients. Such work involves collaboration among UW, SCCA, and the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

Personal Interests

Running, hiking, being near water, traveling, and spending time with friends and family
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

Univ. of Michigan-Hematology & Oncology Program

Fellowship, 2017, Hematology/Oncology

Mayo Clinic - Internal Medicine

Residency, 2014, Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic - Internal Medicine

Internship, 2012, Internal Medicine

Wayne State University SOM

Medical Education, 2011


Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine, 2014, American Board of Internal Medicine