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Vincent J. Picozzi Jr, MD
Hematology/Oncology
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Profile
Special Interests
Pancreatic Cancer, gastrointestinal cancer (pancreaticobiliary), genitourinary cancer, hematologic oncology (lymphomas), myelodysplasia
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Medical Oncology, Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Disease
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Hematology, Subspecialty in Medical Oncology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Calif., 1978; MS, Health Administration, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1999
Internship
Internal Medicine, Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 1979
Residency
Internal Medicine, Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 1981
Fellowships
Hematology, Stanford University, Calif., 1984; Oncology, Stanford University, Calif., 1984
Professional Activities and Awards
President-elect, Washington State Medical Oncology Society; Member, Clinical Practice Committee for the American Society of Hematology; Former Faculty, Stanford Medical School; Former Section Head, Hematology and Oncology at Virginia Mason Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met in 2009 and by Seattle magazine 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
MD answers all questions, however, RN gave most info regarding medications both in talking with me and in writing, which is fine. I understand the MD is very busy. MD always answers any questions I may have and gives a good explanation.
August 2017
Dr. Picozzi is outstanding in all areas surveyed. Gives me confidence about my survival.
August 2017
I feel Dr.Picozzi is my lifesaver. I am a 4 year pancreatic survivor and probably would not be alive if it now were for him.
July 2017
I feel incredibly confident in Dr. Picozzi and appreciate his straight forward but caring demeanor.
July 2017
My Dr is wonderful! I´m fighting for my life so I will never have enough information or options. I always want more information to try and figure out my chances. I do appreciate his support and encouragement. I feel he is truly one of the best doctors in the world and I have checked a few out. I would like to see more information on clinical trials and target medications related to genetics. Seattle is a very special medical area and we could be even more of a leader in pancreatic care.
June 2017
Felt physician could of been more informative in what to accomplish & discuss other options of relief of pain.
June 2017
I always feel like I am the only person that matters.
June 2017
I´ve been a patient of Dr. Picozzi´s for 15 years. I am so fortunate to be here and he´s the reason why! He is the best!
May 2017
Dr. Picozzi is a amazing and absolutely fantastic.
May 2017
Dr. Picozzi is a top notch physician and we know my husband is in the best of hands. He is caring and professional, and we are confident in his care
May 2017
Dr. Picozzi is a top notch physician and we know my husband is in the best of hands. He is caring and professional, and we are confident in his care
May 2017
Dr. Picozzi has always been very informative, caring, and explains things very well. I would recommend him to all.
May 2017
Excellent doctor - Excellent care.
May 2017
Dr. Picozzi the best!
April 2017
I have been with Dr. Picozzi for 23 years, and he is absolutely the BEST physician I have ever encountered. He is a DEFINATE KEEPER!!!!!
April 2017
I have tremendous confidence in Dr Picozzi. That is incredibly important to me at this time. Better still, we are having success because he knows his stuff.
April 2017
I have the highest regard for Dr. Picozzi and know he _____ an enormous patient load. Still I always feel our consultations are rushed and that he could be more forthcoming.
March 2017
Dr Picozzi is very kind and I trust the decisions we make together.
March 2017
Dr. Picozzi is excellent! I am very grateful for the quality of care he provides.
March 2017
dr Picozzi is a wonderful doctor. I feel I could not be in better hands.
March 2017
Great care!
February 2017
Dr. Picozzi is everything everyone says he is...kind, smart, thorough and understandable. Most of all, he wants to know what his patient is thinking and hoping and feeling.
February 2017
We love Virginia Mason.
February 2017
Dr. Picozzi is the best.
January 2017
The experience is excellent. The care we received is excellent!
January 2017
3rd doctor, bad 1st experience. Dr. Picozzi at least gave me hope! I am _____ but in good health trying to stay alive.
January 2017
Have a lot to be thankful for care at your hospital. Thank you, thank you...
December 2016
There is no one better than Dr. Picozzi. I travel 2.5 hours each way to be under his care.
November 2016
Dr. Picozzi is considered one of the biggest blessings in our household. he gives us patients realistic hope and optimism, along with the belief that we can fight this cancer together.
October 2016
Still not sure if Dr. P understood how difficult it is to get to Seattle for a visit esp 3 in 3 weeks when I´m not feeling well.
October 2016
Dr. Picozzi is the best.
October 2016
Seeing my doc for over 22 years.
October 2016
We are immensely grateful that we have Vince Picozzi leading the care for me. He is on top of everything and I know he has all the knowledge to fight this awful disease.
October 2016
Dr. Picozzi is the best
October 2016
Dr. Picozzi - the best!
September 2016
I have recommended Dr. Picozzi to several others as well as another member of my family recommended him to another person.
September 2016
First class all the way
September 2016
Dr. Picozzi was always positive that he could cure me of cancer. It helped me keep a positive attitude to put up with the care process.
September 2016
Sometimes just brush over the bad news and I am confused about my prognosis its ok to be fully honest good/bad.
August 2016
I always look forward to seeing this care provider. He actually makes the visit fun.
August 2016
Dr. Picozzi is an exceptional physician and oncologist. Although my situation does not involve pancreatic cancer I am very familiar with his work in this area, and think that he brings enormous credit to VM by his internationally recognized and applauded work in this field. VM is privileged to have him on its staff, and I am pleased that his pioneering work is being supported by the institution.
June 2016
Had further questions after a.m. visit, provider responded via email.
June 2016
Dr. Picozzi is a wonderful, brilliant doctor with an excellent manner to assure and inform patients.
May 2016
Always lets me know future possibilities for new treatment or potential side effects. This gives me hope and lessens anxiety.
April 2016
Short duration of appt felt rushed. Provider seemed preoccupied.
March 2016
Dr. Picozzi is one of the most human & caring doctors - I have ever had. #9. Over the top.
February 2016
Very attentive to my input in the health discussions (and my husband´s). Intelligent conversations.
February 2016
DR. P is wonderful!!!!