Jessica Leibelt, ARNP

Jessica Leibelt, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Fred Hutch
Medical Oncology
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“Being able to use my brain and my heart every day as a provider is very meaningful for me. ”
— Jessica
What brought you to oncology?

I was placed on a medical oncology floor during clinical rotations and ended up really liking it. I have stayed all these years because oncology is very humbling, but also encouraging. A diagnosis of cancer can happen to anybody, and you learn that there is so much it can’t take away — you find out what’s really important. Difficult things happen in people’s lives, and it makes you a little bit softer toward family, friends and even strangers. You just never know what other people are going through and the brave face they may be putting on.

What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

I always strive to be straightforward with patients, and with people in general, and meet them where they are. As providers, we often need to read the room quickly and figure out where the person is in terms of understanding their diagnosis and condition. We meet people of all backgrounds and levels of medical knowledge, and you never know what you are going to see. I think it’s important for everyone to feel safe and heard.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Area of clinical practice

Medical Oncology

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the Peninsula clinic.

Patients are equal partners in their care, and I want them to feel like they are in the driver’s seat. We are all fighting a lot of the same battles, and we’re in this process together.

Community Oncology

Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, personalized care closer to home. As part of Fred Hutch, our community oncologists offer patients multidisciplinary tumor board opinions, clinical trials and expertise in treating a variety of cancers.

Nurse practitioner A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families. A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. Nurse practitioners are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a physician.
Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College
Medical Degree
Loyola University Chicago
Board Certification
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2016; Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner from Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, 2017


Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch 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 Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care 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.
Katie  Moses, DNP, ARNP
Katie Moses, DNP, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Provider
Farnoush  Abar, MD, MPH
Farnoush Abar, MD, MPH
Medical Oncology
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your doctor and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.


Fred Hutch 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.