Tolman J Samuel

J. Samuel Tolman, MD

  • Hematology
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Medical Oncology
Accepting New Patients
1221 Madison St.
10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
5300 Tallman Ave. NW
2 North
Seattle, WA 98107

General Information


Additional Information

Dr. Tolman started his medical career in research and soon learned that he was more drawn to working directly with people. After volunteering in a hospital emergency room, he gained an even greater appreciation for the importance of how a doctor interacts with patients. He went into his residency knowing that outpatient oncology was what he was meant to do.

Dr. Tolman believes that outpatient oncology in community cancer centers is the wave of the future. He's also a strong advocate for participation and access to clinical trials that help move the treatment of cancer forward. The real challenge, he believes, comes from how he partners with his patients and applies these new treatments.

Seattle was a natural fit for Dr. Tolman's love of the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, fishing, skiing and running.

"Cancer is life-changing. Yet this is also an exciting time for oncology because of the new research and developments. A big part of my job is gaining an understanding of how each patient responds and learns, then educating my patients and families about all of the options so that they are actively involved in their care decisions."

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco, Hematology/Oncology
  • German
  • English

Clinical Experience

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • acute myelogenous leukemia
  • amyloidosis
  • anemia
  • anticoagulation
  • b12 deficiency anemia
  • bleeding disorder
  • blood clot
  • blood clotting disorder
  • bone tumor
  • brain neoplasms
  • burkitt lymphoma
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer survivorship
  • catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • chronic myelocytic leukemia
  • cns lymphoma
  • colorectal malignancy
  • cutaneous b cell lymphoma
  • cutaneous lymphoma
  • deep thrombophlebitis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • factor eight disorder
  • factor nine deficiency
  • hairy cell leukemia
  • head and neck cancer care
  • hellp syndrome
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • hemophilia
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • hereditary spherocytosis
  • histiocytosis
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hypercoagulable state
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • intraocular lymphoma
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • leukemia
  • leukemia genomics
  • leukopenia
  • lupus anticoagulant
  • lymphoma
  • lymphoma genomics
  • maternal anticoagulation
  • maternal hematologic disorders
  • maternal thrombophilia
  • multiple myeloma
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutropenia
  • pancytopenia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • petechiae
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • polycythemia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • purpura
  • renal cancer
  • rh incompatibility
  • sarcoma
  • secondary polycythemia
  • sezary syndrome
  • splenomegaly
  • teratogen exposure
  • testicular cancer
  • thalassemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • unknown primary cancer
  • von willebrand disease
  • waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia


Patient Ratings and Comments

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 (83 Ratings, 9 Comments)


Could not ask for a better provider/he can recall last 6 months about my personal life/conversations had and is very knowledgeable of latest research in medicine

This office is extremely well run with attention to all details. all staff are competent and friendly.

First rate! Very caring! Considerate of elderly/hard of hearing.

Dr. T remembers me - I'm amazed each time. He never feels rushed. He listens like no one else I've ever met.

I was really impressed with Dr. Tolman. Was honest with me about my chances, which I appreciated very much.

I like Dr. Tolman. Heart. Smiley face. :)

Provicer very good listener.

he's the best

Dr. Tolman is outstanding! His "style"... patient in decisions is the "gold standard."
1221 Madison St.
10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
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