Linda S. Mihalov, MD, FACOG

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Physician
UW Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Specialty:
Gynecology
“My goal is to listen, get to know you and understand what is important to you as an individual. I believe that every patient should feel heard and understood.”
— Dr. Mihalov
What drives you as a clinician?

I want to honor people with gynecologic problems by giving them respectful attention, regardless of age, gender or condition. One of my primary interests as a gynecologist has been menopause and post-menopausal conditions, because these areas are frequently overlooked — or given minimal attention — yet can have a significant impact on a person’s life and well-being. Over the years, I have enjoyed working with many patients who have had cancer. In my experience, what they appreciated was honest, clear information, a compassionate attitude and referrals to specialists and institutions they can trust, and that’s the approach I bring to my practice at SCCA.  

Linda S. Mihalov
What’s it like to work with you?

My patients have shared with me that I am warm, caring and empathetic. During our consultations, I want to help you understand the nature of your situation so that you can make the choices that are best for you personally. My goal is to listen, get to know you and understand what is important to you as an individual. I believe that every patient should feel heard and understood.

Provider background

Specialty: Gynecology

Gynecologic conditions associated with cancer or cancer treatment

I am a board-certified gynecologist and certified menopause practitioner with expertise in minimally invasive surgery. At SCCA, I specialize in treating patients with gynecologic conditions that may result from cancer or cancer treatment. Throughout my 40-year career, my research interests have included the gynecological aspects of care for transgender people as well as medications for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
University of Illinois
Medical Degree
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency
University of Washington, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1986, American Board of Internal Medicine
Other
Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society
Languages
English

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.

Publications

Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.

Press

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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)
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.

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