Jane K. Allakhverdyan, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate, Hematology-Oncology Division
University of Washington School of Medicine
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
UW Medicine
“I am driven to listen to my patients’ needs and goals and advocate for them by providing evidence-based, quality care.”
— Jane
Why did you choose to work in cancer care?

Even as a young child, I was interested in medicine. At age 15, I began volunteering in the oncology unit at Evergreen Hospital. It opened my eyes to the difficult journey that cancer patients are on and inspired me to find a way I could help. I started my career as a registered nurse and worked in oncology for several years before becoming a nurse practitioner. My role as a nurse practitioner is very rewarding because I build strong relationships with patients and families while supporting them throughout the course of their treatment.

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How do you respond when a patient wonders how cancer will affect their life?

This diagnosis can change your world. As a health care provider, I strive to communicate transparently with you and ensure you are completely informed before you make any decisions. I try to answer all your questions while taking into account the life you lead, because everybody is different. I think my patients appreciate that I’m honest and the fact that their needs are my top priority.

Provider background

My role as an ARNP in hematologic malignancies is to provide evidence-based care, to ensure that the quality of care you receive is excellent and to make sure that I advocate for you to the best of my ability — whatever your individual needs and goals may be. Cancer care has been my passion for a long time. This is a very exciting field; it’s ever-changing as we find new treatments and new ways to help you.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Montana State University
Medical Degree
Seattle Pacific University School of Health Sciences
Board Certification
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, 2017, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Languages
English
Russian

Testimonials

“I have had the pleasure of watching Jane Allakhverdyan transition from a student to a nurse practitioner with years of experience. She approaches learning with passion and the thoughtfulness required to be successful in managing the complexities and nuances of leukemia treatment.”
— Katie Russell, ARNP

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Mary-Beth M. Percival, MD
Mary-Beth M. Percival, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Elihu H. Estey, MD
Elihu H. Estey, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.