Kelly G. Paulson, MD
Edmonds, WA 98026
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About Kelly G. Paulson
Dr. Paulson is passionate about practicing medical oncology, as it seamlessly integrates cutting-edge scientific advancements with the compassionate essence of medicine. Her clinical interests focus on skin cancer and solid tumor immunotherapy while Dr. Paulson’s appreciation lies in the ability to establish meaningful connections with patients and their families, throughout their care.
Dr. Paulson firmly believes that optimal cancer care is achieved through a collaborative, team-based approach and takes great joy in working alongside an interdisciplinary team of dedicated healthcare professionals. Recognizing the pivotal role of patients in their own care, she is committed to transparent communication, ensuring that everyone understands the "how and why" behind their personalized treatment plans.
In addition to her clinical role, Dr. Paulson is a skilled clinical researcher, serving as the Principal Investigator for various clinical trials aimed at bringing the latest advancements in cancer care and the lead for the Center for Immuno-Oncology at the Paul G Allen Research Center. Furthermore, she is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of medical professionals, actively supporting medical students at the Washington State University Elson E. Floyd Medical School in Everett, particularly in advancing their understanding of emerging immunotherapies.
In 2023, Dr. Kelly Paulson was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Jeff Ward Award, established to memorialize him. This distinguished award acknowledges medical staff members who contribute positively to the Edmonds community through exceptional leadership, mentorship, or improvements in patient care. She is a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Paulson sees patients at the Edmonds and First Hill Swedish Cancer Institute locations.
University of WashingtonInternship
University of WashingtonFellowship
University of WashingtonResidency
University of Washington
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
21632 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026
1221 Madison Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
Outside of work, Dr. Paulson enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, school-aged son, and flat-coated retriever dog. She especially likes downhill skiing, camping, hiking and swimming.
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Doctor Paulson and amazing nurses are the best of the best. They are very patient centric, compassionate, brilliant and competent. I have always been treated with the highest level of professionalism, respect, and kindness; like a dream team of medical professionals who kept me healthy, and I am forever grateful to them. They are my life saviors. I am truly blessed with their treatment and life long experience.
I feel the appointment was satisfactory and encouraging for my health condition at this time.
Dr Paulson is very professional, knowledgeable, kind, shows great interest in my concerns and me personally and spends as much time with me as I need. I am very happy to have her on my medical team
I am glad that I am a patient of Dr. G. Paulson. She is deeply knowledgeable and easy to talk to as a provider She listened carefully to my concerns, and she explained everything about my health based on data with great care and respect. I became convinced that Dr. Paulson really cared about my well-being and health. As a patient I always want a doctor to take time to explain with simple and easy words that I can understand the Issues about my health. I am fortunate that I am her patient, and glad that Swedish has such a great and wonderful provider.
I have very good experiences
She was wonderful, caring and confident!
She is very knowledgeable and caring. Explains everything very well
All I can say is I am so glad I got referred to this Physician for my Cancer Care.
Dr Paulson took over my care a couple of yrs ago. The transition was seamless & I appreciate her care for my condition very much.
I feel I have received exceptional care, as good as is possible.
My care providers are great. They always listen to my concerns ard answer all my questions so I can understand. I have been a patient with Swedish for 4 years and all my providers have been amazing. I'm 82 years old and this best health care I have received in my life. I don't ever change any of my doctors. They are amazing and the staff at Swedish are always polite and patient. A+++ for all.
Listened to meTook care of my needs
Dr. Garneski-Paulson is an OUTSTANDING doctor!!! I SO APPRECIATE her and her care. She is very bright, extremely knowledgeable about my particular problems, seeks additional consultation, explains everything well, follows up very promptly, has a great bedside manner-very caring.
Very good care ...The best..
Always enjoy seeing Dr Paulsen and staff. Very respectful and personable.
Dr. Paulson is very attentive and reassuring and very knowledgeable. She helps put me at ease. Very easy to work with and talk with.
She is a very good doctor so thank you very much and staff
Dr. Paulson always explains everything to me and show me and explains my mammograms fully. I would recommend her to anyone
Dr.Paulson is amazing. She reviewed all my slides from my mammogram in January. She had a young man in training at my appointment. I didn't mind that at all. It was a good experience for him. I love Dr.Paulson!
Dr Paulson always went above and beyond. She is always through an easy to understand.
Absolutely the best!
Doctor Paulson takes excellent care of me.
As always Dr Paulson and her staff provided me with exemplary care with the utmost respect for my comfort and well being.
Everyone in the office that I dealt with were very nice, helpful and respectful.
I really like Dr. Paulson!
I am very confident with Dr. Paulson and wonderful staff
Everyone in the clinic was very polite and helpful and answered all questions. I really appreciated how all my questions were answered, the promptness, in which the lab saw me and had my results for the doctor, and her willingness to explain and answer questions.
Dr. Paulsin and all the staff are wonderful and caring. The peoole at Swedish Oncology treat everyone with respect.
I find Dr Paulson & her staff to be friendly & helpful.
Other than having to wait a little bit longer in the waiting room to see the doctor. Everything was excellent.
I have the highest respect for Dr Paulson.
I love this care team who have rallied around me in my time of need. They always answered my questions and helped my with treatments for a long time.
Everyone here is good, efficient, and caring.
It was all good, I love my provider, in fact I could have made this my last appointment with her, but I will be back in 6 months due to the fact that she is a great provider and is always on top of medical issues I may have.
My relationship with Dr Kelly Paulson is the best of my 80 years! I appreciate her deeply! Feel so fortunate to have her as my oncologist!
Always good experiences. Am very happy to have Dr. Paulson as my oncologist.
I had to wait over 45 minutes. The provider is excellent!Nobody likes to wait...
I have only had good experiences with at this point in my interactions with Dr Paulson. She seems very committed to ensuring that I get great care for my cancer. I really like her proposed treatment plan.
Dr. Paulson is very patient oriented and listens to what you have to say. She is a very detailed and personable Dr.
Dr Paulson is a very good communicator. Listens very well.
Nice, well informed people to deal with
Dr Paulson is terrific and I am very pleased with the care she provides. She is very friendly, welcoming, listens attentively, is very smart, gives advice backed by her knowledge which she shares with me, and generally is a very warm and pleasant person. I like her personally and as my doctor. No complaints at all!
I have had excellent care and attention with all of the caregivers at Swedish Cancer Institute. I have been treated with the upmost respect. The caregivers (nurses and doctors) have called me with every one of the results of my tests and treatments. I could not have asked for a better group of caregivers. I would highly recommend Swedish Hospital to anyone needing health care.
Dr Paulsen is always very caring and thoughtful. I couldn't be more pleased that she's my oncologist.
Always feel positive after visit.
Very good overall.
I FEEL that I have been treated very good
Treated with respect and professionalism
Everything was professional and clearly understood
I love love love my doctor. She is the best. Please don't let her leave.
The staff helped when I was having a scheduling problem with getting the mammogram this year in a timely matter and with easily changing my appointment time and date with the provider. Excellent team at this facility makes the experience as good as possible with the diagnosis.
Dr. Paulson is caring, intelligent, and extremely thorough. I feel very fortunate to have her as my oncologist.
Dr. Paulson was thoughtful, encouraging and very knowledgeable regarding my healthcare. I'm more than elated that she is my new hematology oncology provider.
Love Dr Paulson and the staff.
Dr. Paulson is cheerful, kind, and thoroughly knowledgeable about the latest guidance regarding my care. I am very confident that I am receiving the very best care from her. She spends the time needed with me no matter how busy the schedule is.
Dr Paulson and her teams are the BEST!
Care provider is first rate and the fact that the scheduler and person making arrangements was onsite is enormously important to continuity and high personal level of care.
Dr. Paulson is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable, caring, kind, professional and a great listener!! Thank you very much!!
Great, thorough care.
Dr. Paulson is extremely bright and well-educated. I completely appreciate all my visits with her and am very thankful to have her as my oncologist. She is on the cutting edge of providing outstanding care. I always learn something or discuss something helpful at our visits. She frequently refers to the latest NCCN guidelines and shows me or prints them out for me. She scoped out my Vit B 12 deficiency which I would never have expected. She goes the extra mile. She is obviously excited about cutting edge medicine and pulls new recommendations into my care plan. I truly believe that her care makes a difference in my chance to live longer and better despite my genetic encumbrance. Furthermore, she is always positive, enthusiastic, clearly caring, sharing interesting science with me, and, bottom line, is a GREAT doctor! I look forward to my visits with her and count my association with her as a great privilege!!My hope is that Swedish will always recognize what a great asset they have as they employ her, and treat her well, and not drive her to burnout, as is occurring for so many bright physicians across the country.
I'm being treated for Lymphoma. I am so thankful for, being so lucky to have Dr. PAULSON as my Doctor. The whole team is amazing.
Dr Paulson took the time to share scan and x-rays with me. She was very concerned about my health.
One of the best first time experience with a new doctor. She was knowledgeable, and had reviewed my records sent by my primary doctor. She explained everything and let me ask questions and voice concerns.
Everyone was pleasant and courteous and helpful.
Visit was great
She is exceptionally calm, courteous friendly and informative about my illness.
All experiences are excellent
Dr. Kelly Paulson is highly revered by anyone who knows her.I view her as close to deity as possible!
She always explains the test results
Dr. Paulson is very thorough! Takes her time to explain things in a easy way, and always answers my questions!
Always a good experience. Dr. Paulson always takes the time to answer any questions and the rest of the staff is awesome also
Dr. Paulson made me feel comfortable and that my care was in good hands. She spent time with me and at a later appointment met my daughter and answered all of her questions.
Very informative, listens to you questions. Not rushed
I think my oncologist is a great communicator and very well informed. Only problem is she has become too busy to see me and I don't like seeing a nurse practitioner due to Dr sched being too full
I especially like Dr Paulson - she is so thorough in her explanations, covering all my questions and concerns, and then asking me if I understand everything we have discussed. I never feel cut off, like she just wants to be done. I know she will take all the time I need to feel comfortable with my healthcare - how I am doing, the treatment options and what I can expect. Dr Paulson always has a positive outlook, a very can do attitude. I always feel safe, that I am getting the very best care and that she will be there, always available to answer any questions.
- Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
- Aids Related Malignancies
- Anaplastic Meningioma
- Atypical Meningioma
- Bleeding Disorder
- Blood Cancer
- Blood Disorders
- Bone Marrow Disorders
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
- Breast Cancer Genomics
- Cancer Chemotherapy
- Cancer Pain
- Cancer Related Anxiety Disorder
- Cancer Related Bereavement Disorder
- Cancer Related Depression
- Cancer Related Fatigue
- Cancer Related Psychiatric Disorder
- Cancer Related Stress Disorder
- Cancer Risk Assessment
- Cancer Survivor
- Carcinoma Of Unknown Primary
- Clear Cell Meningioma
- Clinical Trials
- Colorectal Cancer
- Egfr Mutation
- Egfr Translocation
- Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
- Endometrial Cancer
- Epithelioid Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
- Fibrous Meningioma
- Giant Cell Tumor Of The Bone
- Gynecologic Cancer Genomics
- Head And Neck Cancer
- Hellp Syndrome
- Hematologic Malignancies
- Histiocytic Sarcoma
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Immature Teratoma
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Lung Cancer
- Lymphedema Therapy
- Melanoma Of The Rectum
- Melanoma On Foot
- Melanoma On Leg
- Melanoma On Toe
- Melanoma On Trunk
- Melanoma Surgery
- Melanotic Schwannoma
- Meningeal Melanoma
- Metastatic Liver Cancer
- Metastatic Prostate Cancer
- Mucosal Melanoma
- Musculoskeletal Tumor
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Myeloproliferative Diseases
- Non Germinomatous Germ Cell Tumor
- Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Oral Complications Of Cancer
- Oral Lesions
- Pulmonary Metastases
- Retroperitoneal Mass
- Secondary Polycythemia
- Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Tongue
- Stomach Cancer
- Submucosal Tumors
- Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
- Sweat Gland Carcinoma
- Targeted Molecular Therapy
- Teratoma With Malignant Transformation
- Thoracic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Tracheal Cancer
- Unknown Primary Cancer
- Vaginal Melanoma
- Von Willebrand Disease
- Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia