Kelly J Faucette, MD

Kelly J Faucette, MD

Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

On staff since September 2011

Children's Title: Acute Care Oncologist

Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics

Language (Other than English): Spanish

"Being able to help the families who face childhood cancer in any way gives me reason to come to work. This ranges from watching over their progress overnights, to adding some humor to their difficult trek. I also enjoy teaching and working with residents, helping with admissions, and assisting with nursing concerns. "

  • Biography

    I grew up on a farm in Colorado, went to Brigham Young University, and then to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. My Pediatric residency was at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and my Heme/Onc Fellowship was at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s hospital. I spend 30 years with the military taking care of children with cancer and doing some general pediatrics and was chief of Pediatrics at Madigan Army Medical Center for 5 years. I joined Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2011 as an Acute Care Oncologist. 

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Jaime Bellevue, WA 05.21.22

      Seeing Dr. Faucette each night while inpatient is a highlight of the day both for my son who has cancer and myself. He arrives to work early to personally go to see every single oncology patient whether they’re on an oncology floor or PICU. I asked him once why he devoted so much of his time to personally seeing and interacting with each and every patient each evening and he said it’s because he wants kids to know him and to have had interacted with him because at some point he may have to treat them in the middle of the night or there may be an emergent situation and having that relationship first allows kids to feel safe in his care and trust him in what is otherwise possibly a stressful or scary situation. I’ve interacted with Dr. Faucette in emergent, stressful and scary situations as the parent of a sick child and he is as brilliant a physician as he is a kind one. Pediatric oncology patients and SCH as a whole are so, so lucky to have him!

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Heme/Onc Staff of the Year Seattle Children's Hospital 2019
    Teacher of the Year Seattle Children's Hospital 2016
    Teacher of the Year Madigan Army Medical Center 2008
    Pediatric Educator of the Year USUHS Staff 2008
    The Bronze Star Medal United States Armed Forces 2006
    Teacher of the Year Madigan Army Medical Center 1998
    Teacher of the Year WBAMC 1997
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Barondeau J, Rodgers M, Braun L, Azarow K, Forouhar M, Faucette K
      Small cell ovarian carcinoma: a rare, aggressive tumor masquerading as constipation in a teenager with a fatal outcome.
      20057325 Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 2010 May : 32(4)e139-41
  • Presentations

    Presentation Title Event Location Date
    Primary Care Co-Management of the Pediatric Oncology Patient 104th Annual Northwest Osteopathic Convention/Primary Care Update Blaine, WA 2017


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Clinical Interests

Children with any Heme or Onc condition