Susanna R. Myers, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate
University of Washington School of Medicine
“I am consistently inspired by the incredible resilience, kindness and strength of the patients I encounter.  ”
— Susanna
Tell us about an interaction with a patient that had an impact on you.

My first clinical nursing rotation was on the medical-surgical floor of a hospital in New York. I cared for patients with all different kinds of illnesses. One man, who had traveled hundreds of miles to see a specialist for surgery, was suffering from mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the lungs. I was struck by how determined he was and how much faith he had in the treatment process. He was so committed to trying everything he could to fight his disease. We developed a really strong connection, and it was while taking care of him that I realized I wanted to work in oncology. I am consistently inspired by the incredible resilience, kindness and strength of the patients I encounter.  

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What do you want patients to know about working with you?

I was drawn to a career in health care out of a desire to help others find a holistic, evidence-informed approach to health and well-being. One of the most satisfying aspects of my job is the opportunity to be fully present with each patient; I enjoy getting to know you as an individual and collaborating with you to improve your quality of life. Another important part of my role is being a creative problem-solver, helping you manage the unexpected and tailoring your care so that it fits your particular needs in the moment.  

Provider background

Gastrointestinal cancers

I am a registered nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers — malignancies that affect the GI tract and digestive system. My background in database design, statistical analysis and massage therapy has culminated in a deeply rewarding career in oncology where I get to think both critically and creatively while caring for the whole person. 

In addition to working with patients, I am also part of SCCA’s clinical informatics team. In this role, I am helping to implement SCCA’s transition to the Epic electronic medical records system.  

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Haverford College
Medical Degree
Columbia University School of Nursing
Board Certification
Nurse Practitioner, 2010, American Nurses Credentialing Center
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.

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.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care 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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