Specialist Types

Gynecologic Oncologists

Gynecologic oncologists are physicians who specialize in the treatment of women with cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers. Gynecologic oncologists perform wide-ranging cancer surgeries and prescribe the appropriate chemotherapy.

Head and Neck Surgeons

Head and neck surgeons are physicians who specialize in performing procedures and surgeries for diseases and conditions involving the entire head and neck region. At Swedish, our head and neck surgeons are highly experienced in head and neck cancer surgeries and diagnosis.

Medical Oncologists

Medical oncologists are physicians who specialize in treating cancer with a variety of cancer-fighting medications and treatment protocols, including chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy and stem cell transplant.


The psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in the assessment and care of emotional and thinking problems that may arise with cancer, medications, side effects, pain and other stresses. Their practice focuses on cancer-related problems, especially those caused by or interfering with your care.

Radiation Oncologists

Radiation oncologists are the physicians who specialize in using radiation therapy to treat cancer.

Radiosurgery Physicians

Radiosurgery physicians are specialized in using stereotactic radiosurgery, such as CyberKnife and/or Gamma Knife, to treat tumors.

Oncology Nurses

Oncology nurses work with cancer patients in cancer clinics and in the hospital. Oncology nurses at Swedish receive advanced training in caring, treating and providing support for cancer patients.


A physiatrist, or physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine, helps restore optimal function and quality of life to people who as a result of illness or injury have reduced ability to participate in everyday activity. An onco-physiatrist is a rehabilitation physician sub-specializing in cancer rehabilitation.

Thoracic Surgeons

Thoracic surgeons are physicians who specialize in performing procedures and surgeries for esophageal and thoracic conditions and diseases including esophageal and lung cancer. Our thoracic surgeons are highly experienced in esophageal cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery as well as esophageal cancer diagnosis, lung cancer screening and lung cancer diagnosis.


Urologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosis and performing cancer surgeries (radical prostactectomy) such as robot-assisted surgery (daVinci) and open surgery to deal with the male and female urinary tract and the reproductive system in men.