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David E. Dong, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Field of Study
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School
Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center University of Wisconsin Hospital
University of Washington School of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Senior Fellowship - Oncology
University of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • amyloidosis
  • anemia
  • b12 deficiency anemia
  • bone tumor
  • brain neoplasms
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer survivorship
  • colorectal malignancy
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • head and neck cancer care
  • hellp syndrome
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • hereditary spherocytosis
  • histiocytosis
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • leukemia
  • leukopenia
  • lymphoma
  • maternal hematologic disorders
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutropenia
  • pancytopenia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • petechiae
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • polycythemia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • purpura
  • renal cancer
  • rh incompatibility
  • sarcoma
  • secondary polycythemia
  • splenomegaly
  • teratogen exposure
  • testicular cancer
  • thalassemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • unknown primary cancer

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (130 Ratings, 16 Comments)


Dr. Dong is an excellent doctor. I receive excellent treatment, he has a great personality, and most importantly he is keeping me healthy.

Dr. David Dong always goes above and beyond his duties. He consistently gives his absolute best but will refer out to another Swedish doctor, research thoroughly and/or consult with his peers for the absolute current treatment options available if needed. He is humble, open minded, extremely informed, thorough and listens with a caring heart. His gives honest feedback all while being open to yours as well. He gives my wife [...] (who can't say enough good things about him ) and I all the time we need as I battle with [...] prostate cancer. It is a journey that he carefully, respectfully and professionally walks with us. There are not enough words in the English language to best describe how Dr. Dong gives .. and gives and kindly gives even more than is asked or required of himself. His tireless and patient efforts are greatly valued, respected and appreciated. He is the best of the best! [...] and and I are forever grateful.

Dr. Pong is the "Cats Meow"!

Dr. Dong started the appointment with "Your prognosis is poor, you have a 10% chance of living 5 years". This statement is true for the average pancreatic patient, but if he looked at my records before the appointment, he would have found that this was incidentally found and that there is a chance I may be in a different statistical bucket. He was looking and reading my records during the appointment, both my wife and I have the impression that he never looked at my records before the appointment as there is different information on early tests and later and these differences are significant. By the way, my wife is a nurse practitioner provided, so she knows something about health care, she was appalled by his bedside manner. Dr. Dong was very factual, but gave more his opinion information. Here's an example, I asked about a few possible things I could do to improve my situation, curcuminm, metformin and a ketogenic diet. He said the first two didn't matter and the last "people can't stay on it". While that is also true, a better answer would be that most people can't stay on it, but if you were able to, you may get XXX as a benefit. He needs to understand the impact on the patient of this, I was very upset for the next day, looking for any hope and while I understand there may be no hope, having a provider who talks in positive ways, even when delivering bad news is important. He is one of the reasons that I will not keep my treatment at Swedish. Thankfully, I had an appointment at [...] two days later and have what I think is a good treatment plan. They told me much of the same information, but looked at the complete set of information and came to the same conclusion as Dr. [...], the Swedish surgeon I would have used -- he was great BTW. I felt bad about not getting care from Dr. [...], but I could have never been a patient of Dr Dongs.

I an totally happy with the service that has been provided to me by Dr. Dong. It couldn't be better.

Every experience I have had with Dr Dong has been very professional and I have felt that all concerns were addressed and he spent just the right amount of time with me. He is very caring and it shows in how he interacts.

Dr Dong is exceptional - hopefully you can keep that Issaquah team intact through the current challenges you are facing. As a patient, I will follow the team - the care staff has won my loyalty and respect; not to be confused by the facility.

Very pleased with Dr. Dong, his manner, his experience, and his helpfulness.

I've never had a better physician than Dr. Dong

I have been seeing Dr. Dong for almost 3years. He has my complete confidence and has always responded with appropriate care.

In a hurry and obviously didnt want a question about something that was not lymph node related. Period. I plan to ask for another doctor there

Talking with Dr Dong is like visiting a member of my family.

First discussion of possible future treatment was good. I appreciate his willingness to do further investigation on my condition. I am looking forward to his finds and recommendations.

Wonderful dr.

Dr. Dong gives me exceptional care treating my condition and filing the necessary paperwork to get medications approved and insurance company questions answered quickly

Yes, I will definitely recommend him to others!
Swedish Cancer Institute - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive Suite 1090
Issaquah, WA 98029
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill
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