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J. Samuel Tolman,  MD  

4.8 out of 5

Medical Oncologist/Hematologist

Hematology, Medical Oncology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Tolman started his medical career in research and soon learned that he was more drawn to working directly with people. After volunteering in a hospital emergency room, he gained an even greater appreciation for the importance of how a doctor interacts with patients. He went into his residency knowing that outpatient oncology was what he was meant to do. Dr. Tolman believes that outpatient oncology in community cancer centers is the wave of the future. He’s also a strong advocate for participation and access to clinical trials that help move the treatment of cancer forward. The real challenge, he believes, comes from how he partners with his patients and applies these new treatments. Seattle was a natural fit for Dr. Tolman’s love of the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, fishing, skiing and running. “Cancer is life-changing. Yet this is also an exciting time for oncology because of the new research and developments. A big part of my job is gaining an understanding of how each patient responds and learns, then educating my patients and families about all of the options so that they are actively involved in their care decisions.”

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
medical school
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
fellowship, Hematology/Oncology

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
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  • German
  • English

Practice Locations

J. Samuel Tolman practices at two locations

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