Biography & Education

Biography
Personalized, up-to-date, collaborative hematology and oncology care. Look it up, dont make it up. If there is valid information, it is the physicians responsibility to find it and apply it intelligently.
Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Education Background
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University, New York, NY
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, Hematology, Oncology
Awards

Seattle Magazine, Seattle's Top Doctors, Medical Oncology ~ 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
Washington State Medical Association; American College of Physicians; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Society of Hematology; American Association for Cancer Research; American Society of Clinical Oncology
Personal Interests
Family, Talmud, classical literature.

Care Locations

550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-320-8149
1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Blog

Cancer and the culture of desperation

April 15, 2013
Cancer “diagnoses” are popularly characterized as death sentences preceded by periods of horrible suffering. This characterization, popularized by media of all types (from movie to the pages of the New York Times), is in fact what motivates much of the real problem of cancer … desperation. What if the conditions for success could be known?

Cooking Your Way to Health

March 30, 2013
You are in charge of your health. From scheduling your yearly doctor visit to carving out time in your day for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise, you have the power to keep your body and mind in top form. The key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to turn this “scheduling” into an enjoyable routine. One of the best ways to do this is to start with the routine that none of us could live without: eating. Here are a few tips to make healthy eating a fun habit: Add color! Colorful fruits and veggies are full of nutrients. Think of meals as art projects and play with color! Mix and match. Choosemyplate.gov shows you how to divide up your plate between fruits, vegetables, protein, grains and dairy. Using that framework, mix and match foods and find the combinations that make your palate sing. Mix it up and make mealtime fun. Get creative wi...

Clinical Trials and Personalized Medicine - Interpreting Studies

March 04, 2013
Medicine does not search for truth. It searches for cure. It does not look for the universal, it tries to create exceptions. Medicine emerged from witchcraft. It has always utilized the most advanced technology of its day. Medical models and reasoning always evolve and that evolution makes the previous model obsolete. One of the foundation models of modern medicine is the randomized controlled clinical trial. The principal of the randomized controlled clinical trial is that a single observation needs to be validated and reproduced. The clinical trial provides an estimate of how often a particular observation will occur. It tells us that chemotherapy improves survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer at one year from 20% to 29%. It tells us that FOLFOX treatment for advanced colon cancer gives a median time to progression of 8.7 months, response rate...

New considerations given about when to refer for Deep Brain Stimulation

February 15, 2013
Every year in the fall, our Swedish DBS Team has a table in the exhibit area at the Hope Conference for Parkinson's Disease. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people in the PD community, and spend time chatting with our other neuroscience colleagues from centers in the area. I am always surprised by the numbers of people who come by and say, “I am not ready, my disease is not bad enough, I am too young, or I haven't had PD long enough”...

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (141 Ratings, 26 Comments)

100

03/20/2016
No problems - Totally satisfied.
Swedish Patient
100

03/17/2016
Very good doctor. He spend so much time with me, explaining every aspect I needed to know. Big professional and good person. I am glad I met him.
Swedish Patient
100

03/17/2016
excellent
Swedish Patient
100

03/09/2016
Dr. Goldberg has been my Oncologist since 2009. His treatment for my [...] cancer and the subsequent maintenance has been excellent. I have the utmost confidence in him. He is the reason that when my primary care MD left the clinic I chose to stay at the clinic. My subsequent choice of Dr. [...] as my new primary care MD has proved to also be a great choice!
Swedish Patient
100

03/06/2016
Sheldon Goldberg is a star.
Swedish Patient
100

03/01/2016
Dr. Goldberg is the finest physician and person I've ever known. I've been his patient for 21 years and have referred him to others [...]
Swedish Patient
100

02/16/2016
Dr. Goldberg and his staff are awesome.
Swedish Patient
100

02/09/2016
My provider is very [...] kind.
Swedish Patient
100

02/09/2016
I feel very well taken of from my doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

02/08/2016
Dr. Goldberg is an excellent doctor & down to earth -
Swedish Patient
100

02/07/2016
Very informative re: condition.
Swedish Patient
100

01/12/2016
Dr. Goldberg has been awesome from the first time I met him in the hospital. He is very personable and is really concerned about my health.
Swedish Patient
100

01/04/2016
My service are very good. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

12/30/2015
Excellent - I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Goldberg!
Swedish Patient
90

12/27/2015
He didn't discuss my medications, and I did wonder later if he was concerned about any of them.
Swedish Patient
100

12/07/2015
Excellent!
Swedish Patient
100

11/09/2015
After years of treatment by [...], I was upset to change my doctor. I am very happy w/Dr. Goldberg.
Swedish Patient
90

11/02/2015
I feel very comfortable with the care Dr. Goldberg gives me and my family. My husband and son attend the visit and he answers all of our questions.
Swedish Patient
100

10/22/2015
I'm alive because of Dr. Sheldon Z. Goldberg.
Swedish Patient
100

10/15/2015
Dr. Goldberg cares about his patients and it shows. I've been his patient since 1994 and his level of care has never varied from excellent.
Swedish Patient
100

10/01/2015
Sheldon Goldberg is one of the best doctors I've ever had. World class. Intelligent informed. Can't say enough about him! And his entire staff meets his standards.
Swedish Patient
100

09/16/2015
A physician who has a superior knowledge base, is able to communicate well with his/her patients, and who is also responsive to questions and concerns, and personable and caring is a rare human being. I count myself as a very fortunate patient to have Dr. Goldberg as my oncologist.
Swedish Patient
10

09/03/2015
[...] never REALLY looked me in the eye,didn't hear my concerns was too focused on his voice recognition software, lacked empathy.
Swedish Patient
80

09/01/2015
Very informed & thoughtful.
Swedish Patient
100

09/01/2015
MINOR AND JAMES IS A GREAT CLINIC
Swedish Patient
100

08/18/2015
Dr. Goldberg is tremendous!
Swedish Patient