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The Top Doctor award is a peer-nominated award for providers who give exceptional care.

Joan M. Suver, PA-C, MHS

Physician Assistant
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician Assistant
UW Medicine
Physician Assistant
Seattle Children's
“I strive to communicate clearly with families, and to provide as much information as possible about their child's medical care. It is a privilege to work in transplantation with so many experts in the field, and I enjoy having positive, long-term relationships throughout the transplant process with patients and families.”
— Joan
Why do you practice oncology?

I enjoy the challenge of complex patient care and lifelong learning involved in medicine. In oncology, I hope to see continued refinement of treatment to minimize long term effects. Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, skiing, biking and hiking.

Provider background

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
University of Washington
Medical Degree
Duke University
Board Certification
Physician Assistant, 1994, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
Seattle Met's 2021 Top Doctors award

Joan has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award.


“I’ve worked with Joan for 17 years. She has so much knowledge about pediatric stem cell transplantation, and she’s extremely good with patients. I also appreciate the time she commits to mentoring newer physician assistants and nurse practitioners. ”
— Rhonda Estigoy, LMHC, PA-C, MPH


Clinical trials

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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.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
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Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
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