Dr. David Aboulafia, MD

Dr. David Aboulafia, MD

Hematology & OncologyMaleAge 65

Hematology & Oncology

Dr. David Aboulafia, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Seattle, WA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Aboulafia has extensive experience in Pancreatic Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and Blood Disorders. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1983. He is affiliated with Virginia Mason Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

1100 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

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Locations

Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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New Patient?
(206) 693-4970

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Aboulafia is affiliated with Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Aboulafia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aboulafia

4.0

Based on 20 ratings

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I love him
Thoroughly satisfied. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shivani shah – Aug 02, 2022
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Don’t be fooled by a friendly face. I had a disturbing experience with Dr. Aboulafia. I’ve spent the last 8 mos. receiving cancer treatment at Virginia Mason. I have worked w/ many physicians and medical specialists; almost all have exceeded my expectations. Even on my most difficult days, I always try to be pleasant, respectful, and courteous. I was having unusual chemotherapy-related side effects. I felt scared and vulnerable. I called the patient care line. The physician on-call happened to be Dr. Aboulafia. He was distracted, impolite, irritable, and shockingly dismissive. I felt like I was burdening him by seeking medical attention. If this was the interaction I had with my family physician who I first spoke to about my symptoms, I likely would not have caught my cancer in time to save my life. I am thankful that Dr. Aboulafia is not part of my primary care team. I will see to it that I never speak to him to him again. I understand doctors have bad days too, but this was unacceptable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chika F. – Jul 10, 2022
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One of the best!
I met with Dr. Aboulafia about a blood disorder that I have and he was incredibly kind and informative. He has one of the best bedside manners I've ever encountered. I definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle D. – May 20, 2022
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He is one of the best Doctors I've ever had. He is so invested and truly dedicated to making sure his patients are well taken care of and understand their illness and the treatment. He will even check in on you while he's on vacation. Thoughtful, thorough, patient and knowledgeable. A truly remarkable Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Jan 27, 2021
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On time. Asked me for detailed description of my symptoms. Is very interested in my views. Collaborative in determining treatment. Visited me when I was a patient in VM Hospital even though my illness wasn’t related to his speciality.
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Mar 22, 2019
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His practice has become to overwhelming for him, has way to many patients in his practice. He rushes through appointments causing clinical oversights to treatment plans, and forgets serious life altering referrals, and medications. His clinical listening skills are shortcut clinical judgements, doesn't carefully answer all patients questions. He confused my chart with someone else's. His RN isn't a thorough and accountable liason. These are not acceptable clinical healthcare standards. Sad!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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S Brighten in Seattle, WA – Jun 07, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Aboulafia

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Aboulafia treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Aboulafia treats other conditions, please contact the office at (206) 693-4970.

Pancreatic Neoplasms

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Aboulafia is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Pancreatic Cancer
Normal
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High
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Very High
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Aboulafia is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Acute Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Myeloma
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High
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Very High
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Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Aboulafia is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
Pancytopenia
Thrombocytosis
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Aboulafia is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lymphosarcoma
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
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High
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Dr. Aboulafia's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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About Me

Care Philosophy

'The medical provider-patient relationship is an important component to achieve the best results possible. I value this association and am committed to...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

U Calif Hosps-Clins
Fellowship Hospital
1986
U Calif Hosps-Clins
Residency Hospital
1984
U Calif Hosps-Clins
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. David Aboulafia, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (206) 693-4970.

Does Dr. David Aboulafia, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Aboulafia has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. David Aboulafia, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. David Aboulafia, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. David Aboulafia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Aboulafia frequently treats Pancreatic Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Aboulafia specializes.

Where is Dr. David Aboulafia, MD's office located?

Dr. Aboulafia's office is located at 1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Aboulafia is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA

87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)