Dr. Carol vanHaelst is a hematologist and medical oncologist who treats patients exclusively at SCCA at EvergreenHealth.
A diagnosis of cancer presents each patient with complex decisions. I feel very privileged to be able to help guide and inform my patients, as we decide together, on the best approach using the most current knowledge and experience available. Although my goal for each of my patients is to provide the greatest chance for cure or longlasting remission, I also value the importance of minimizing the long-term impact of therapy on patients' well-being.
Special interest in treating women with breast cancer. Dr. vanHaelst also cares for patients with benign and malignant blood disorders, gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancers.
- Hematology Medical Oncologist, SCCA at EvergreenHealth
- Medical Degrees: University of Louvain in Belgium
- Fellowship: Hematology, Boston University
- Fellowship: Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic
- Dr. vanHaelst was recognized in 2014 as a "Top Doctor" in Seattle Met magazine's annual survey.
- Board certifications:
- Internal Medicine 1985
- Hematology - 1988
- Medical Oncology - 1989
Dr. Carol vanHaelst and her husband moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1992 from Minnesota, where both had been on staff at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. van Haelst co-founded a busy hematology-oncology practice in Kirkland in 1996. She was named a Seattle Magazine TopDoc in 2004 and 2009. She is excited to be part of an exceptional world-renowned cancer center.