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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
 
4.8 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
 
4.8 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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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
I really enjoy having Dr. Aboulafia as my care provider.
February 2018
Dr Aboulafia is best medical professional I will ever know, his words are professional and always from the heart.
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
15 years with Dr.A he is very knowledgeableAnd works easily with my concerns
November 2017
Dr Aboulafia is the most caring doctor I have ever seen.
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
I particularly like the fact that my providers talk to each other
April 2017
outstanding doctor
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.
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
First visit. Good impression of the Dr. He was knowledgeable, interested and through. Gave good information on plans for future treatment.
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
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.