Dr. Ryan Holbrook

Surgical Oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest

Dr. Ryan Holbrook is a peritoneal mesothelioma specialist with expertise with HIPEC surgery and treatment. He works at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, Washington, an asset for patients in the Pacific Northwest.

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma

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Cancer Care Northwest

601 S. Sherman St., Spokane, WA 99202

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More About Mesothelioma Specialist Dr. Ryan Holbrook

Dr. Holbrook is a specialist in surgical oncology. He focuses on liver and pancreatic cancer but sees cases of peritoneal surface malignancies. This includes abdominal cancers like peritoneal mesothelioma, which forms in the thin tissue layer wrapping around the inside of the abdominal cavity.

Dr. Holbrook pioneered heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the Pacific Northwest. Without his expertise, not many patients in this region would have access to high-quality medical care for peritoneal mesothelioma.

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Medical Degrees and Residencies

    • Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago
    • Residency in General Surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine
    • Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York
    • Fellowship in Pancreas, Liver and Biliary Surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington
    • Internship in General Surgery at New England Medical Center in Boston
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Certifications and Memberships

    • Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery
    • Certified in training of surgical oncology
    • Memberships in the Society of Surgical Oncology and American College of Surgeons
    • Named to Top Doctors list for specialty surgery in 2021

Get Connected to Dr. Ryan Holbrook

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Dr. Ryan Holbrook is the top peritoneal mesothelioma specialist in Washington state. He sees patients at the Cancer Care Northwest hospital in Spokane. His surgical focus is HIPEC and cytoreduction.

Why Choose Dr. Holbrook?

  • HIPEC surgery availability to patients in Pacific Northwest
  • Named to Top Doctor List for surgery in 2021


Award-Winning Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Holbrook is an award-winning and recognized surgical oncologist. He was honored on the Top Doctors list for surgery in 2021 and named to the Best Doctors in America list from 2015-2020. These are prestigious honors exemplifying Dr. Holbrook’s knowledge of abdominal cancers and compassion toward patients and families.

He completed three fellowships after a Medical Degree at Northwest University Medical School. He began his medical career with a residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

How to See Dr. Holbrook

Before reaching out to Dr. Holbrook’s staff, consider talking with a patient advocate. They’ll help streamline the process of contacting a cancer specialist.

Our lead advocate, Karen Ritter, is a registered nurse. This medical background is another asset for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. Email her at karen@mesotheliomaguide.com or ask for her doctor recommendations through our Doctor Match page. This requires sending your contact information.

Sources & Author

    1. Ryan F. Holbrook, MD, FACS. Cancer Care Northwest. Retrieved from: https://www.cancercarenorthwest.com/find-a-doctor/ryan-f-holbrook. Accessed: 12/31/2021.
Devin Golden

About the Writer, Devin Golden

Devin Golden is a content writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He produces mesothelioma-related content on various mediums, including the Mesothelioma Guide website and social media channels. Devin's objective is to translate complex information regarding mesothelioma into informative, easily absorbable content to help patients and their loved ones.