Jeffery C Ward, MD

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
21632 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026

General Information


Additional Information

President, Washington State Medical Oncology Society; American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Committee Member; Medicare Contractor Advisory Committe Member for Oncology

As a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr Ward did a student rotation at, what was then, Stevens Hospital. That experience established a foundation for understanding the value of community based medicine, and his career has been focused on advancing state-of-the-art cancer care in a compassionate and accessible setting. It drives the personal care he gives his patients and a dedication to his profession.

It is this focus that has led him through 19 years of service as Medical Director of Providence Hospice of Snohomish County and an eight year term as Chairman of the Stevens Hospital (now Swedish Edmonds) Cancer Control Committee, firmly believing that great oncology care requires a team approach across a continuum of care settings. In addition, Dr. Ward has a natural talent for making complicated oncology topics easy to understand, and takes them from the bedside to a local newspaper column.

It's in his daily interactions with patients that Dr. Ward maintains his zeal and focus. In his first newspaper column a decade ago, Dr Ward, while acknowledging the excitement and intrigue in the science of cancer, wrote;

" is the patients themselves who teach me the most important lessons. My patients remind me day after day that there is more than one way to beat cancer. The human spirit is more resilient than the human body and the ability of individuals to rise above the adversity of the moment never fails to impress me that it is not how long we live, but how we live that determines our legacy."

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota
  • English


Clinical Experience

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • amyloidosis
  • anemia
  • b12 deficiency anemia
  • blood clotting disorder
  • bone tumor
  • brain neoplasms
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer of pancreas
  • cancer survivorship
  • colorectal malignancy
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • head and neck cancer care
  • hellp syndrome
  • hematologic malignancies
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • hereditary spherocytosis
  • histiocytosis
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • leukemia
  • leukopenia
  • lymphoma
  • maternal hematologic disorders
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutropenia
  • palliative care
  • pancytopenia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • petechiae
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • polycythemia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • purpura
  • renal cancer
  • rh incompatibility
  • sarcoma
  • secondary polycythemia
  • splenomegaly
  • teratogen exposure
  • testicular cancer
  • thalassemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • unknown primary cancer


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 (67 Ratings, 14 Comments)



I'm so thankful and happy to have Dr Ward to take care for me. I like recommended Dr Ward to my family and friends

Very thorough in explanation of my platelet count. Good recommendation about options.

Dr. Ward is an exceptional physician that I have ever met. Very caring, understanding, compassion.

I have the most respect for Dr. ward. he listens to my concerns, ties in my history, and brainstorms solutions.

Dr. Ward was pleasant.

Throughout all the treatment & visits. The staff & Dr. Ward were the best!!

Dr Ward explains everything so I can understand

Dr Ward is attentive and acknowledgable. He answers my questions to my satisfaction.

Dr.Ward very easy explain me problem that I understand very fast. Thank you Dr Ward.

He explained how my medication was working in my body - so some big words were used but he did his best to help me to understand.

I have been Dr. Ward's patient for 23 years. He has cared for me through 3 major cancers (still working on the third one.)

A true professional when dealing with patients. My wife and I were very scared upon hearing I was diagnosed with […] cancer. We had no idea what that meant. Your straight forward explanation of what that means and what we could expect during treatment could not have been handed better and left us with a feeling that yes, there could be a positive ending.

Dr. Ward has taken care of me for over 15 years. I am a 20 year survivor of breast cancer and have had a few scares along the way. He and his staff have always moved quickly to address my concerns and perform follow up care. I am very lucky to have him.
21632 Highway 99

Edmonds, WA 98026