Tyler G Ketterl, MD, MS

Tyler G Ketterl, MD, MS

Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Neuroblastoma Program, Bone Tumors and Soft Tissue Tumors, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, Fertility Preservation Program, Thyroid Program, I-131-MIBG Therapy, Solid Tumors Oncology

On staff since December 2017

Children's Title: Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology; Medical Director of the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

  • Tyler G. Ketterl, MD, MS is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Ketterl is the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program. Dr. Ketterl holds triple board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He completed his Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Minnesota, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Washington, and his Masters in Science in Epidemiology with a focus on clinical research methods at the University of Washington.

    In July of 2018, Dr. Ketterl joined the faculty at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. Dr. Ketterl’s work currently focuses on the long-term impact of cancer therapy on adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer. Of particular interest to Dr. Ketterl is developing interventions that could prevent early morbidity and mortality from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer.

    Dr. Ketterl also has interest and expertise in germ cell tumors and fertility preservation methods. 


    • Heather port angelesPort washington 08.02.18

      Dr Ketterl is wonderful! Always explains everything in detail. Is very helpful and takes time with the patients.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Transdsicipinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Research Education Program Fellow The NCI Funded TREC Training Workshop fellows are appointed for a one-year term, beginning with the week-long in-person Training Workshop followed by 12-months of mentored guidance by a course faculty member. Fellows join a scholarly network of peer fellows, course faculty, and investigators from the prior TREC initiative and previous TREC workshops. Through this experience and via connections with the wider community of TREC-inspired researchers, fellows develop their own transdisciplinary expertise and increased scholarly output in TD science in energetics and cancer. Yale School of Public Health June 2020 - June 2021
    American Society of Transplant and Cellular Therapy Clinical Research Training Course Scholar American Society of Transplant and Cellular Therapy 2019 - 2020
    Clinical Research Scholars Program Scholar The Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is a mentored research career development program for CCTR investigators. The program objective is to support junior faculty in the development of successful clinical, translational and outcomes research at Seattle Children’s. This goal is accomplished through a structured program of mentoring by dedicated CRSP Faculty, educational seminars, and financial support. Seattle Children's Research Institute 2018 - 2020
    Young Investigator Award Conquer Cancer Foundation of American Society of Clinical Oncology Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Conquer Cancer Foundation of American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award Conquer Cancer Foundation of American Society of Clinical Oncology June 2018
    Outstanding Presentation Award, Fellow and Resident Research Day Seattle Childrens Hospital and University of Washington School of Medicine May 2017
    Alberta Corkery Fellowship Travel Award Seattle Children's Hospital Feb. 2017
    Edna Ittner Medical Scholarship University of Nebraska Medical Center Aug. 2010
    Margaret R. Noel Scholarship University of Nebraska Medical Center Aug. 2009
    Milton F. Arnholdt Memorial Scholarship University of Nebraska Medical Center Aug. 2007
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • GBD 2019 Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Collaborators.
      The global burden of adolescent and young adult cancer in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
      34871551 The Lancet. Oncology, 2022 Jan. : 23(1)27-52 PMCID:PMC8716339
    • Ketterl TG, Ballard S, Bradford MC, Chow EJ, Jenssen K, Myers S, Rosenberg AR, Van Doren M, Baker KS
      Feasibility and acceptability of a home-based resistance training intervention in adolescent and young adult hematopoietic cell transplant survivors.
      34260139 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2021 Nov. : 68(11)e29206 PMCID:PMC8463478
    • Field MT, Lamble AJ, Holtzclaw SL, Tucker SA, Ketterl TG
      Chemotherapy roadmaps in pediatric oncology: A digital electronic medical record integrated solution.
      34558367 Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners, 2021 Sep 24 : 10781552211040450
    • Ketterl TG
      Closing the Gaps: Progress in the Care of Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer.
      34010020 JCO Oncology Practice, 2021 June : 17(6)302-304
    • Woodruff TK, Ataman-Millhouse L, Acharya KS, Almeida-Santos T, Anazodo A, Anderson RA, Appiah L, Bader J, Becktell K, Brannigan RE, Breech L, Bourlon MT, Bumbuliene Ž, Burns K, Campo-Engelstein L, Campos JR, Centola GM, Chehin MB, Chen D, De Vos M, Duncan FE, El-Damen A, Fair D, Famuyiwa Y, Fechner PY, Fontoura P, Frias O, Gerkowicz SA, Ginsberg J, Gracia CR, Goldman K, Gomez-Lobo V, Hazelrigg B, Hsieh MH, Hoyos LR, Hoyos-Martinez A, Jach R, Jassem J, Javed M, Jayasinghe Y, Jeelani R, Jeruss JS, Kaul-Mahajan N, Keim-Malpass J, Ketterl TG, Khrouf M, Kimelman D, Kusuhara A, Kutteh WH, Laronda MM, Lee JR, Lehmann V, Letourneau JM, McGinnis LK, McMahon E, Meacham LR, Mijangos MFV, Moravek M, Nahata L, Ogweno GM, Orwig KE, Pavone ME, Peccatori FA, Pesce RI, Pulaski H, Quinn G, Quintana R, Quintana T, de Carvalho BR, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reinecke J, Reis FM, Rios J, Rhoton-Vlasak AS, Rodriguez-Wallberg KA, Roeca C, Rotz SJ, Rowell E, Salama M, Saraf AJ, Scarella A, Schafer-Kalkhoff T, Schmidt D, Senapati S, Shah D, Shikanov A, Shnorhavorian M, Skiles JL, Smith JF, Smith K, Sobral F, Stimpert K, Su HI, Sugimoto K, Suzuki N, Thakur M, Victorson D, Viale L, Vitek W, Wallace WH, Wartella EA, Westphal LM, Whiteside S, Wilcox LH, Wyns C, Xiao S, Xu J, Zelinski M
      A View from the past into our collective future: the oncofertility consortium vision statement.
      33405006 Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics, 2021 Jan. : 38(1)3-15 PMCID:PMC7786868
    • Ketterl TG, Latham GJ
      Perioperative Cardiothoracic and Vascular Risk in Childhood Cancer and its Survivors.
      32360009 Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 2021 Jan. : 35(1)162-175
    • Chow EJ, Doody DR, Di C, Armenian SH, Baker KS, Bricker JB, Gopal AK, Hagen AM, Ketterl TG, Lee SJ, Reding KW, Schenk JM, Syrjala KL, Taylor SA, Wang G, Neuhouser ML, Mendoza JA
      Feasibility of a behavioral intervention using mobile health applications to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in cancer survivors: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
      33037989 Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, 2020 Oct 10 : PMCID:PMC8035343
    • Fladeboe KM, Scott S, Bradford MC, Ketterl TG, Yi-Frazier JP, Rosenberg AR
      Sexual Activity and Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults Receiving Cancer Treatment: A Report from the PRISM Randomized Controlled Trial.
      32316824 Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, 2020 Oct. : 9(5)594-600 PMCID:PMC7578176
    • Ketterl TG, Syrjala KL, Casillas J, Jacobs LA, Palmer SC, McCabe MS, Ganz PA, Overholser L, Partridge A, Rajotte EJ, Rosenberg AR, Risendal B, Rosenstein DL, Baker KS
      Lasting effects of cancer and its treatment on employment and finances in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
      30707763 Cancer, 2019 Jun 1 : 125(11)1908-1917 PMCID:PMC6508988
    • Ketterl TG, Dundas NJ, Roncaioli SA, Littman AJ, Phipps AI
      Association of Pre-pregnancy BMI and Postpartum Weight Retention Before Second Pregnancy, Washington State, 2003-2013.
      29512055 Maternal and child health journal, 2018 Sept. : 22(9)1339-1344 PMCID:PMC6077101
    • Ketterl TG, Wu D, Fromm JR, Soma L, Dahlberg AE, Wood BL, Tarlock K
      Donor derived T-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia after cord blood transplant for pediatric T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia.
      29269802 Bone marrow transplantation, 2018 March : 53(3)352-355 PMCID:PMC5936635
    • Ketterl TG, Chow EJ, Leisenring WM, Goodman P, Koves IH, Petryk A, Steinberger J, Baker KS
      Adipokines, Inflammation, and Adiposity in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors.
      29197678 Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2018 March : 24(3)622-626 PMCID:PMC5831197
    • Rosenberg AR, Bona K, Ketterl T, Wharton CM, Wolfe J, Baker KS
      Intimacy, Substance Use, and Communication Needs During Cancer Therapy: A Report From the "Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults" Study.
      27769762 The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2017 Jan. : 60(1)93-99 PMCID:PMC5228591
    • Langereis EJ, den Os MM, Breen C, Jones SA, Knaven OC, Mercer J, Miller WP, Kelly PM, Kennedy J, Ketterl TG, O'Meara A, Orchard PJ, Lund TC, van Rijn RR, Sakkers RJ, White KK, Wijburg FA
      Progression of Hip Dysplasia in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I Hurler After Successful Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
      26935461 The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 2016 Mar 2 : 98(5)386-95 PMCID:26935461
    • Ketterl TG, Messinger YH, Niess DR, Gilles E, Engel WK, Perkins JL
      Ofatumumab for refractory opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome following treatment of neuroblastoma.
      23813921 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2013 Dec. : 60(12)E163-5 PMCID:23813921
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Impact of cancer on employment and finances in young adult (YA) survivors American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Chicago, IL June 2018
    Adipokines, Inflammation and Adiposity in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Survivors American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Tandem Meeting Orlando, FL Feb. 2017
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    AHEAD Study: Assessing Health Electronically for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Patients Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Research Pilot Fund $64,496 2020 - 2022
    Pilot Study of a Resistance Training Intervention in Adolescent and Young Adult Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Survivors Seattle Childrens Hospital Center for Clinical and Translational Research Clinical Research Scholars Program $67,325 Oct 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2020
    Feasibility of a Resistance Training Intervention in Adolescent and Young Adult Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Survivors Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Investigator Award $50,000 Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    NIH T32 Training Grant NIH Aug 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018


Board Certification(s)

Internal Medicine
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN


University of Washington School of Medicine GME, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Solid Tumors
  • Fertility Preservation
Research Description
  • Long-term impact of cancer therapy on adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Sarcopenic Obesity
  • Exercise Interventions for Cancer Survivors
  • Risk Behavior Screening in AYA Cancer Patients
Research Focus Area

Cardiotoxicity prevention & prediction, Metabolic Syndrome, Cancer