Kelly G. Paulson, MD

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21632 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026
2297.9 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
Speaks: English

Swedish Cancer Institute Medical Oncology - Edmonds

21632 Highway 99, 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. Also, she is a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Paulson sees patients at the Edmonds and First Hill Swedish Cancer Institute locations.

Medical School

University of Washington


University of Washington


Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center/University of Washington
Medical Oncology


University of Washington


Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center/University of Washington


Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center/University of Washington

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Medical Oncology - Swedish Cancer Institute First Hill
1221 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical Groups & Affiliations

Affiliated Locations
Swedish Edmonds

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.

Clinical Interests

  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Aids Related Malignancies
  • Anaplastic Meningioma
  • Anemia
  • Atypical Meningioma
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Chemoradiation
  • Clear Cell Meningioma
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crizotinib
  • Egfr Mutation
  • Egfr Translocation
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Epithelioid Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
  • Erlotinib
  • Fibrous Meningioma
  • Germinoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor Of The Bone
  • Gynecologic Cancer Genomics
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Histiocytic Sarcoma
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Immature Teratoma
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Melanoma
  • 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
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Germinomatous Germ Cell Tumor
  • Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Oral Lesions
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Petechiae
  • Polycythemia
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Retroperitoneal Mass
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Splenomegaly
  • 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
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Unknown Primary Cancer
  • Vaginal Melanoma
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia