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David M. Aboulafia, MD
Hematology/Oncology
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

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

Curriculum Vitae
David M. Aboulafia, MD

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Cancer, HIV/AIDS Care, HIV-related cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Leukemia, Myeloma, Lymphoma, Anal Cancer
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Medical Oncology, Subspecialty in Hematology, Subspecialty in HIV clinical care
Education and Professional Achievements
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
Professional Activities and Awards

Medical Director, Bailey-Boushay House
Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, AIDS Malignancy Consortium
Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019
Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019

Patient Ratings and Comments
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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2021
Dr. Aboulafia was very attentive, and on my first visit, went over my whole medical history - that happens so rarely! He was also thoughtful, thorough a personable.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
The care provided by Dr. David Aboulafia and the Heme/Onc team is excellent. Dr. Aboulafia and his team are the most professional, caring, and competent providers I've had provide care for me. All aspects of my personal condition is always discussed in detail, all concerns addressed and feel confident in all treatment decisions made together.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
I always have a good experience Dr A and his staff
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
The doctor was amazing and caring. All of the staff were kind and caring. It's our favorite medical facility.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Not only did Dr. Aboulafia excel at all of the listed items, I never felt that he was in a hurry to get to his next appointment. My experience with him as my provider has been excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Very attentive and listened well to my questions and provided appropriate feedback.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Dr. Aboulafia is an excellent communicator--listens well -encourages & answers any questions
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Great Job !
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Love this guy
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
I really enjoy my visits the dr.A he talks with me the way I want to be spoken to. I have cancer yes but im not a child or need my hand held. And I appreciate this
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Dr. Aboulafia is a wonderful doctor and person. A true humanitarian. I feel privileged to be his patient.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2021
Dr. Aboulafia has the best bedside manners. I appreciate the attention and care that he has provided over the years. I very much appreciate his understanding of my hearing disability, my needs to simply call my wife's cell phone for our conference since I am not able to do phones or video chats on a computer, and his willingness to discuss with her (she is a retired RN) my lab results and continuing care needs. Without this flexibility, I would be unable to do any type of remote conference that would be time effective and efficient for the doctor and would be risk of reduced care or clinic visits....which are still not acceptably safe.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2021
I love my doctor, he answers all my sounds silly questions and is very proactive regarding my condition.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2021
Fantastic doctor!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2021
If there was a number higher than 5, that's what I would put!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
*Dr. Aboulafia is an amazing dr. He listens - answers all questions in a way that is easily understood.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
*Dr. A. is one of the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
Dr. Aboulafia is an excellent doctor and at the same time a very compassionate and caring person.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
he's been my doctor for 22 years he is the reason I come to Virginia Mason
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
Dr. Aboulafia is always caring and concerned with my issues. All of them are covered with compassion
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