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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

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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. A. listened, explained, and even offered several options. I give him a 6/5 if I could.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Good.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Abouliafia was the most thorough, thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable doctor I have ever met. A great source of comfort to myself and my wife.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Aboulafia is the best of the best.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Aboulafia is a very well learned professional doctor. I'm blessed to have him as my doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I've been seeing Dr. Aboulafia for 12 years now. Always excellent care.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I would strongly recommend Dr. Aboulafia. I feel very fortunate to be able to see him.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. A is the best, and everyone knows it.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Aboulafia is always easy to talk to and he explains things very well
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
No bad, it only good. Very concerned about my wellbeing, treatment options, and risks, and benefits.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Aboulofia asked many questions, he was caring about my concerns. He listened to everything I said & is performing tests to figure out my condition. Most importantly, he asked me if I had any questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I have seen Dr. Aboulafia since 2001 and admire him greatly.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. A. knows me and I totally rely on him & his advice.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
As always excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Aboulafia is thorough, caring and very smart. He is a star!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
he went over everything and then asked if I or my wife had any questions
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr Aboulafia is the Very Best Dr kind, caring and compassionate, always concerned for his patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr Aboulifia is fantastic!!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
My doctor is awesome
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr A. always answers my questions
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr. Aboulafia always listens to my concerns, comments and suggestions. I treasure our DR./Client relationship. I'm grateful to have a doctor that works with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
The doctor was caring about my medical problem. She gave me encouragement to keep doing what I had been doing.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
I have received outstanding care from *DR. A.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
*Dr. Aboulafia is an incredible physician. He compassionate, quiet, knowledgeable and always takes whatever time is needed. He is the star on an all star team.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Dr.'s bedside manners are 2nd to none and after retiring from 40 yrs. in health care, I have seen a few.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Aboulafia is a remarkable doctor. I am so very fortunate to be his patient.I worry that he works too hard,
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr Aboulafia is an outstanding physician who has provided excellent care since my diagnosis. He has explained everything, provided sage advice, and involved me in the decisions necessary to treat my condition. I trust his judgment and counsel!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I have been with David for a while and he has been amazing.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Aboulafia is amazing! His knowledge & compassion make everything much easier!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Aboulafia has genuine interest in his patient's health and well being. I am grateful that he is my oncologist.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I feel that I have been very fortunate to have Dr. Aboulafia as my Doctor for my treatment. He has been incredibly supportive in providing me with information necessary to enable me to travel and do "life" .
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I have been going to Dr. Aboulafia for a number of years. I have to say he is the best Dr. I've ever had. Caring, thoughtful and thorough. I know this to be consistent over many years and although we moved close to Olympia we made the decision to stay with VM in large part to Dr. Aboulafia.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Excellent and very professional doctor. "The Best"!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
From the first day meeting Dr. Aboulafia he showed great concern and interest in my situation. He's a genius gift to his profession. Yes, I'd definitely recommend him to others in need.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I wish the rating would go to 10 as I would select that
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr Aboulafia has provided excellent care of my issues for many years.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. A. is amazing and is the best at what he does.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
again, DR A IS AWESOME
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
very satisfied
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
*Dr. A. is the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Very supportive!!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
He's an incredible doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Aboulafia is professional, respectful and funny. I believe he saved my life.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
there are not scores high enough for Dr. A
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr. Aboulafia shows genuine care and concern for his patients. It is very much appreciated.