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David M. Aboulafia, MD
David M. Aboulafia, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

222 Patient Ratings
70 Comments

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Departments
HIV/AIDS Clinic
Cancer Institute (Oncology)
Head and Neck Cancer
Hematology
Melanoma Program

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6193

Specialties
Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Cancer, HIV/AIDS Care, HIV-related cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Leukemia, Myeloma, Lymphoma

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Medical Oncology, Subspecialty in Hematology, Subspecialty in HIV clinical care

Joined Virginia Mason - August 1990

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Dr. Aboulafia and his assistant Allison Green are superb.

May 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is excellent in every way. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

May 2017
completely satisfied

May 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is always knowlegeable, kind and encouraging.

May 2017
The professionalism shown me by the various professionals and staff go far beyond any organization I deal with, that includes Law Firms, Banks, Airlines, local, state and federal government and so many others

May 2017
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Aboulafia as my Oncologist. He´s the best!

April 2017
Dr A always listens, takes time to understand, asks questions, and follows up. i have great comfort in his care.

April 2017
I particularly like the fact that my providers talk to each other

April 2017
outstanding doctor

March 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is the consummate professional. He is also a skilled and caring physician. I would not hesitate to reccomend him to friends and family members.

February 2017
Dr. A is fabulous. I always feel like I am the only person he is thinking & caring for.

February 2017
I have total trust in Dr. Aboulafia.

January 2017
Excellent doctor! Knowledgeable, communicative well-prepared. One of the best doctors I´ve ever encountered.

January 2017
Dr Abalofia is the BEST!!!!

January 2017
Can´t say enough about Dr. Aboulafia. Two other doctors recommended we consult with him. We wish he was in our insurance network - honest, straight forward & KIND.

January 2017
All the depts. I have been through has exceeded this professional. I could not have better treatment that has been provided by Dr. Aboulafia and his staff.

December 2016
Dr A is fantastic. He is aware and concerned and listens and is clear about my issues and concerns. He is great.

December 2016
David seemed very relaxed and friendly. He was what every patient looks for in a doc. Outstanding job David!

December 2016
Excellent. Always exceeds expectations.

November 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is the finest doctor I´ve ever worked with. His concern, thoroughness, attention to detail, responsiveness, etc. is top-notch. I believe he saved me from a very serious medical event by correctly diagnosing my problems as Hemolytic Anemia while my other specialists thought it was something else or didn´t venture a suggestion. I was already in kidney failure but I believe his swift action and correct judgment saved me from a more serious outcome. Cannot recommend him any more highly.

November 2016
Dr Aboulafia is one if not the best doctor I have ever dealt with. I am very grateful for his care expertise and manner

November 2016
My family and I feel Dr. Aboulafia saved my life back in 1997. He has been compassionate and skilled in supervising my health care since. He is always thorough when I have an appt. with him. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Aboulafia as my physician.

October 2016
Reviewed senior housing issues with Dr. Aboulafia and before I left he had a social worker in to review the need!

October 2016
First visit. Good impression of the Dr. He was knowledgeable, interested and through. Gave good information on plans for future treatment.

October 2016
Dr. Aboulofia is one of the most competent and knowledgeable doctors I´ve met. He is very concerned with his patients. His explanations are always thorough and easy to understand by a person not in a medical profession. I feel very at ease and confident under his care.

October 2016
Again... Dr. Aboulafia is an Excellant Dr.!!! No complaints!

September 2016
This was the first time seeing Dr. who inherited me after previous Dr. left VM. Very , very thorough regarding coming up to speed on my medical background and informing all other associated medical personnel with results

September 2016
He´s very thorough and patient. Manner is calming and reassuring.

September 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is one the best doctors and very thorough including great explanations.

September 2016
Outstanding provider, they don´t get any better.

September 2016
excellent Doctor - very personable

September 2016
Very thorough.

August 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is a wonderful doctor who truly cares for his patients.

August 2016
#8,9,10 Already commented on my great care provider. Dr. Aboulafia

August 2016
Dr. Abiloufia is gentle, honest, smart, and has an approachable manner. He gives me hope.

August 2016
Dr. Aboulafia has always been there for me. He always has my best health in his mind. I would recommend any of my family and friends to him.

August 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is the BEST!

July 2016
Dr. A is first class. Always there for us answering questions etc. and more.

July 2016
They have gone out of their way to assure me types of care are my decision & that they will be there for me if I choose or do not choose certain types of treatment. (Chemo.)

July 2016
excellent care in every way. I chose Dr Aboulafia after reading the reviews by other patients and feel extremely grateful for his care.

June 2016
DR. Aboulafia is, in my opinion the best physician any one could have. I would score him A++ in every category above. A visit with DR. Aboulafia should be a benchmark for any medical visit.

June 2016
Excellent!!

June 2016
Great doctor.

June 2016
#5. Excellent.

May 2016
dr aboulafia is great!

May 2016
Dr. A is the best I have ever worked with and I have been in continuous care with various providers for more than 20 years now.

May 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is the most caring dr. I have ever had, way above being _____.

May 2016
He, Dr. A., has saved me & been through a lot with me I am alive today because of HIM.

March 2016
Very good, has been my dr. over 20 years. Would not change my doc, for all the tea in China.

March 2016
Dr. Aboulafia takes great care of me. He is interested in my general well-being, not just my disease. He listens carefully, is friendly, and instills confidence. I always leave an appointment with him feeling better.

February 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is a wonderful doctor who truly cares for his patients.

February 2016
Have been seeing Dr Aboulafia twice a year for 10plus yrs for blood condition. He is simply excellent in every way; I am so happy to have found him.

January 2016
Dr. A. is very thorough.

January 2016
Due to previously scheduled patient overly extended appt. (hope she´s not that ill!), her choice to deny me his time left me with a shorter than appt & left the doc trying to complete his other patients appts. Rush or stay late aren´t his idea of fun, but he sincerely apologized repeatedly also - great & considerate of his patients times also, which previous docs of mine didn´t exhibit.

January 2016
Called me on his holiday vacation from airport with my test results - above & beyond.

January 2016
I´ve/we´ve been w/ Dr. A. since the 90´s. I hope he doesn´t leave!!

January 2016
Dr. Aboulafia is one of the most professional and knowledgeable care providers I´ve met. He seems to care about his patients very much. His clinical notes always convey the key information pertinent to the patient´s condition.

January 2016
The guy embodies every positive image I have of a doctor.

January 2016
Dr. Aboulafia and his assistant Alison Green are everything I would want in a medical team watching over my serious issues. The trust them like no others I have ever met based on their performance.

December 2015
Dr. Aboulafia is the best dr. and have personality enjoyed our 23 years! Fly from AZ just to continue having him provide my care.

December 2015
Dr. Aboulafia is a very knowledgeable, caring and efficient oncologist. He keeps up to date on all latest studies, medications and studies and advises in kind.

December 2015
Dr. Aboulafia & Dr. Rudolph are my cancer treatment heroes!!

October 2015
Dr. Aboulafia is the best. I measure all office visits to his. He is the benchmark.

October 2015
Dr. Abdoulafia is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and thorough provider I´ve met. His notes are concise and informative.

October 2015
Stay above the norm this dr. shows such care and concern.

September 2015
Dr A has kept me alive for a long time. I like him.

September 2015
Dr Aboulafia is truly the epitome of the perfect physician. He is genuinely kind and caring.

September 2015
I could not be more happy or confident in skills & competence of my provider.

August 2015
Dr. Aboulafia showed genuine concern for me & spent > hour with us.

July 2015
Dr. Aboulafia is a wonderful and caring doctor.

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Special Interest(s)

AIDS/HIV, viral syndromes, general hematology including coagulation and hemostasis, lympho and myeloproliferative disorder, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, primary and subspecialty, and HIV-associated malignancies, benign hematology including disorders of coagulation and thrombosis, HIV primary and subspecialty care AIDS defining (Kaposi’s sarcoma, lymphoma) and HIV-associated cancer

Education
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1983

Internship
Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1984

Residency
Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1986

Fellowships
Hematology and Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1989

On Patients
"The medical provider-patient relationship is an important component to achieve the best results possible. I value this association and am committed to working with patients and their families on a highly personal level."

On Specialty
"Hematology, oncology and the care of patients with AIDS are rapidly evolving specialties. It is gratifying to contribute to the incredible medical advances that are taking place in these fields and to see people benefit from these advances on a daily basis."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason is a leading site in the Northwest for research and treatment in Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS related malignancies such as lymphoma. Virginia Mason is staffed by highly dedicated and well-trained colleagues. The system provides me with the tools to provide the best care possible."

Professional Activities and Awards
Medical Director, Bailey-Boushay House; Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine; Principal Investigator, AIDS Malignancy Consortium Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010

Curriculum Vitae
David M. Aboulafia, MD - Curriculum Vitae