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David M. Aboulafia, MD
Hematology/Oncology
 
4.8 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

Clinical Experience
Departments
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
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 Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010
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.
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Aboulafia for over a year and sometimes he is kind and listens very closely to what I have to say and sometimes he is impatient and patronizing. I experienced the latter in this visit. He seemed annoyed that I came in with the concern I had and overall lacked patience with me. I was really sorryI had come in and am considering switching providers..
July 2018
Dr. Aboulafia is good about spending the time needed for serious issues and works around scheduling constraints.
June 2018
Could not have a better doctor
June 2018
Dr. Aboulafia is a kind and caring professional. I have had two office visits and one telephone follow up. I have never felt rushed. He seems committed to making sure the patient experience is a good one.
May 2018
An amazing doctor
May 2018
beyond satisfied
May 2018
This Dr. is the very best - great at explaining and always shows concern - we could not ask for a better Dr.
May 2018
Dr Aboulafia has a wonderful honest manner as an oncologist preparing someone for difficult health possibilities and a path to recovery.
May 2018
Dr. Aboulafia is very involved with my overall medical needs and knowing me as a person rather just a patient with a problem to fix - he listens
April 2018
*Dr. Aboulafia is an extremely kind & informative doctor. He gives me all the time I need. His personality & caring manner gave me the confidence I am getting the best care. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
April 2018
I very much like and trust Dr. Aboulafia. Only wish he cam to the eastside.
April 2018
Dr Aboulafia is excellent - took time to understand the situation, explain what was going on, options I had and their ramifications.
April 2018
Dr A was, as always, caring, clear, presented his concern in ways that I understand, gave me clarity about my treatement options and looked ahead at some complications that may arise and began speaking about a plan to counteract serious complications. I trust my care to him and know that he is very conscious of my health issues and aoends the time needed to discuss whatever I need to talk with him about and never presses to leave. He is a kind and caring doctor. Amazing.
April 2018
*Dr. "A" is the best!
March 2018
He´s the Very Best!
March 2018
I feel privileged to be a patient of Dr. Aboulafia.
March 2018
I think Dr. Aboulafia is wonderful
March 2018
Dr. Aboulafia is the best dr. I have had. He is the reason I go to Virginia Mason. He also has the best staff as well.
March 2018
I am so gratrful yo Dr. Aboulafia and his team.
February 2018
love Dr A. very KIND
February 2018
I am blessed to have him as a doctor.
February 2018
Dr Aboulafia is best medical professional I will ever know, his words are professional and always from the heart.
February 2018
I really enjoy having Dr. Aboulafia as my care provider.
February 2018
The dr. spends as much time I need & I feel is very concerned with treating me with respect & honesty. Very nice man.
January 2018
My appointment was cut short due to the doctor receiving an important phone call. Since we did not get to discuss the next steps, I assumed we would continue with the course of action agreed to the previous month. But the schedule indicated that I wouldn´t be getting an expected scan in 3 months which was unexpected. I´m inquiring with the doctor about the reasons for the change in plan.
January 2018
Dr. Aboulafia is simply the best!
January 2018
I have seeing Dr. Aboulafia for 20 years for follow up care. He is great!
January 2018
I am very pleased with Dr. Aboulafia´s care. He takes the time to explain my lab results and how the various components relate to one another. Yes, I would definitely refer someone to him.
January 2018
Dr. Aboulafia is new to me over the past year and a half. I am very happy with his care for my condition.
December 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is an excellent physician.
December 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is kind, thorough, & caring while being very professional. He listens to his patients and explains/answers in a way his patients understand.
November 2017
Dr Aboulafia is the most caring doctor I have ever seen.
November 2017
15 years with Dr.A he is very knowledgeableAnd works easily with my concerns
November 2017
My experience with Dr. Aboulafia was beyond outstanding. I have never been so satisfied with the level of care I have received. I told my friends and family that the difference between the care I received from him and everyone at VM compared to the type of care I get from my doctors at home is like the difference between filet mignon and a McDonalds burger.
November 2017
Dr. A is great and I feel comfortable entrusting him with my health.
November 2017
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. David Aboulafia as my oncologist & Dr. Mathew Nicholls as my orthopedic surgeon. They are the best!
November 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is so kind so "there" with me! I´m not alone!
October 2017
I have rarely met a doctor as simultaneously competent & compassionate as Dr. Aboulafia.
October 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is simply tremendous. Having visited with three other doctors/hospitals before moving here and choosing Dr. Aboulafia, we could not be more thankful.
September 2017
I´m still alive
September 2017
Dr. Aboulafia has been my oncologist for over 2 years. I can´t begin to rate my appreciation for this man. He saved my life.
August 2017
Really appreciate Dr. Aboulafia - listens and communicates so well.
August 2017
Really a pleasure having Dr. Aboulafia and his staff for the care and treatment I received.
August 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is a very good doctor. He makes you feel at ease. He talks softly and very clear. It feels good knowing he cares for your health. He listens to my questions too. Thank you very much.
August 2017
Dr. very thorough explaining treatment changes, all seemed very reasonable.
July 2017
In the many years my health has been professionally cared for, I have never had such an outstanding physician as Dr. Aboulafia. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable and skillful. I have absolute confidence in his care. Personally, he is caring and insightful. His manner is gentle and genuine. I feel he understands me as a person, not just another number. He not only attends to the treatment of my "orphan disease" but keeps track of related issues such as kidney health. On the occasion of hip surgery 3 years ago, Dr. Aboulafia went out of his routine to observe that I had no side affects that might be related to my blood condition. He discusses my condition with openness and clarity. He is an exceptional and outstanding doctor.
July 2017
excellent
July 2017
Dr. Aboulafia is a great physician and a warm kind hearted human being. The best doctor I´ve ever been treated by.
June 2017
This is an excellent Doctor full of care and compassion
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
outstanding doctor
April 2017
I particularly like the fact that my providers talk to each other
March 2017
Excellent!!!
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.