Sara Zakem, MD
Dr. Zakem is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology who primarily practices at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – Peninsula in Poulsbo, Washington. Dr. Zakem sees and treats patients with a variety of malignancies and has expertise in advanced radiation techniques including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Dr. Zakem is passionate about bringing the world-class care that patients expect from the University of Washington into the surrounding communities.
Patient Care Philosophy
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most frightening and confusing experiences in any person’s life, however each day I strive to help patients understand and navigate their cancer diagnoses, explaining the role of radiation therapy not only in the context of their overall cancer treatment plan, but more importantly in the context of the goals and values they hold dear. I work with each patient and their family members and caregivers to come up with a treatment plan that meets their needs, and is also rooted in the most rigorous scientific evidence.
Education and Training
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2016
Residency: Radiation Oncology at University of Colorado, 2021