Nina M. Lamble, MD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
UW Medicine
Hematology Oncology
“It’s a privilege to be a part of my patients’ lives, to participate in their care and to help them make the choices that are right for them.”
— Dr. Lamble
What inspired your interest in oncology?

In medical school, I found the science behind blood disorders and cancers intriguing. My interest in hematology-oncology as a career path was cemented from the moment I began working with patients and families. The rich connections I developed with people as they navigated a very difficult time was, and continues to be, very rewarding. I enjoy hearing patients’ stories about their interests, their loved ones, their wishes and their hopes for the future. Having that perspective helps me both understand and support their decisions about treatment. It’s a privilege to be a part of my patients’ lives, to participate in their care and to help them make the choices that are right for them.

What is it like to work with you?

I believe that honest, clear communication is the key to forming a treatment plan that is consistent with your needs and goals. To help you be as involved in your care as possible, I take time to get to know you and explain what’s happening medically in jargon-free language. I also believe that every patient has unique strengths, both within themselves and in their circle of family and friends. Together, we can identify and build upon those strengths to help you weather your diagnosis.     

Provider background

Specialty: Hematology Oncology

Blood disorders, breast cancer, prostate cancer, other solid tumors

I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist with SCCA at UW Medical Center – Northwest. My area of focus is the treatment of breast cancer; however, I also provide care for patients with benign (non-cancerous) blood disorders and a variety of solid tumors, such as prostate or colon cancers.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
University of Kansas
Oregon Health & Science University, Internal Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University, Hematology-Oncology
Board Certification
Hematology, 2018; Medical Oncology, 2017; Internal Medicine, 2014, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internship, Oregon Health & Science University


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.


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Diversity and Inclusion Awards Recognize, Reinforce Institutional Values Around Equity

SCCA's Nina Lamble, MD, spoke with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) about receiving the President’s Distinction, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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.


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.