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J. Samuel Tolman, MD

Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Languages: German, English
Accepting New Patients
Field of Study
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Medical School
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 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

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.

4.7 out of 5 (92 Ratings, 16 Comments)


Very good.

Dr. Tolman shows real humanity and concern. He is an interesting man and I like him.

Tolman is the best

I appreciated that Dr. T. has kept up to date on current research and was able to relay how procedures have improved over the years. Swedish is lucky to have found a physician as dedicated to his work as Dr. T.

l feel I am getting the very best available care.

I was seeing another oncologist in my home town area, my husband had flown in from Alaska and after I had my appointment I asked him if he would me my husband so my husband would be more familiar with him and more comfortable with my care. He refused saying he didn't have time for a "conference"..which confused me. No it made me upset and I then lost confidence in him..once that happens I can't go back to a doctor I no longer understand his attitudes husband flew in from Alaska he could have at least shook his hand. I walked out knowing I'd never go back to see him. Obviously that physician isn't happy in his work, a patient can tell when a physician mentally checks out.

No bad experience.

Tolman and [...], the new assistant, are the best. I feel cared for and about. I don't care if I have to wait for anything and I usually don't. But if there is a little wait, it's because I know they are caring for someone else the way they have cared for me. Fair enough.

Dr. Tolman is an outstanding physician. My condition was idiopathic and not easy to treat at first but Dr. Tolman figured out what would work. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

Dr. Tolman was very generous iwth his time in listening to my concerns and answering my questions in a clear and understandable way. I really appreciated that he never made me feel like he was in a hurry. I was a little surprised when I left the appt. at how much time we had spent, in fact I felt badly that I had kep him longer than I would have guessed, but knowing that he listened and answered my questions so well and put me at ease really makes a difference to me. Thank you Dr. Tolman, for the extra time you gave me!

I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. Tolman as my oncologist. He explained the different treatment options and likely results very thoroughly. He has a very friendly manner, but addresses difficult subjects frankly.

this provided is outstanding on all issues!!

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.
Swedish Cancer Institute Medical Oncology - Ballard
5300 Tallman Avenue Northwest 2 North
Seattle, WA 98107
Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation
1221 Madison Street Floor 10
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill
Swedish Edmonds