Blood and Marrow Transplant

Care team

Patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are taken care of by physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses and other specialists who specialize in bone marrow transplant and are among the best in the nation. We surround you with experts who focus solely on bone marrow transplant, day in and day out.

Find provider profiles

Meet the caring, dedicated people who take care of you and your family at SCCA.

 

Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD
Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Antonio  Bedalov, MD, PhD
Antonio Bedalov, MD, PhD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Pooja  Bhattacharyya, PA-C
Pooja Bhattacharyya, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Melinda A. Biernacki, MD
Melinda A. Biernacki, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Holly R. Burton, PA-C
Holly R. Burton, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Ryan D. Cassaday, MD
Ryan D. Cassaday, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Thomas R. Chauncey, MD, PhD
Thomas R. Chauncey, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Bruce E. Clurman, MD, PhD
Bruce E. Clurman, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
David G. Coffey, MD
David G. Coffey, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Laura S. Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM
Laura S. Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Andrew J. Cowan, MD
Andrew J. Cowan, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
H. Joachim Deeg, MD
H. Joachim Deeg, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Meredith  Durbin, ARNP
Meredith Durbin, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Provider
Mary E. Flowers, MD
Mary E. Flowers, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
George E. Georges, MD
George E. Georges, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Ajay K. Gopal, MD
Ajay K. Gopal, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Damian J. Green, MD
Damian J. Green, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Leona A. Holmberg, MD, PhD
Leona A. Holmberg, MD, PhD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Aliscia  Kemennu, PA-C
Aliscia Kemennu, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Hans-Peter  Kiem, MD, FACP
Hans-Peter Kiem, MD, FACP
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Kristen B. Kindsvogel, ARNP
Kristen B. Kindsvogel, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Provider
Elizabeth F. Krakow, MD, MSc
Elizabeth F. Krakow, MD, MSc
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Joanne L. Lang, ARNP
Joanne L. Lang, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Provider
Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH
Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Edward N. Libby, MD
Edward N. Libby, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Michael L. Linenberger, MD
Michael L. Linenberger, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
David G. Maloney, MD, PhD
David G. Maloney, MD, PhD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Marco  Mielcarek, MD, PhD
Marco Mielcarek, MD, PhD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Stephanie  Orth, ARNP
Stephanie Orth, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Ivy  Palas, PA-C
Ivy Palas, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Effie W. Petersdorf, MD
Effie W. Petersdorf, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Krystle  Peterson, PA-C
Krystle Peterson, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Jerald P. Radich, MD
Jerald P. Radich, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Natalie  Riotto, PA-C, MOT
Natalie Riotto, PA-C, MOT
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Hematology Oncology
Rachel B. Salit, MD
Rachel B. Salit, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Courtney  Sanderson, MCHS, PA-C
Courtney Sanderson, MCHS, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Brenda M. Sandmaier, MD
Brenda M. Sandmaier, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Bart L. Scott, MD
Bart L. Scott, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Alexandra  Sele, ARNP
Alexandra Sele, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Lev  Silberstein, MD, PhD
Lev Silberstein, MD, PhD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Mohamed L. Sorror, MD
Mohamed L. Sorror, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Kate H. Sortun, ARNP
Kate H. Sortun, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Provider
Derek L. Stirewalt, MD
Derek L. Stirewalt, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Rainer F. Storb, MD
Rainer F. Storb, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Joan M. Suver, PA-C, MHS
Joan M. Suver, PA-C, MHS
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider
Whitney D. Thomas, PA-C
Whitney D. Thomas, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Brian  Till, MD
Brian Till, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Cameron J. Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Cameron J. Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Masumi  Ueda, MD
Masumi Ueda, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Phuong T. Vo, MD
Phuong T. Vo, MD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD, MS
Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD, MS
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Edus H. Warren, MD, PhD
Edus H. Warren, MD, PhD
Physician
Hematology Oncology
Chenie  Xu, PA-C
Chenie Xu, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Advanced Practice Provider

What each team member does

Advanced practice provider (APP)

These health care professionals work closely with your physician in the clinic. There are two types: physician assistants (PAs) and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). They help provide and coordinate your treatment and can see you independently from your physician. They also help manage the effects of your disease and treatment.

Attending physician / transplant oncologist

This physician specializes in bone marrow transplants and will oversee your treatments.

Your attending physician:

  • Meets you for an initial consultation, which includes reviewing your medical records and talking with you about your treatment options and make recommendations for you and your referring provider. 
  • Meets you for your arrival conference where they will discuss your treatment plan, your transplant process and any questions you have.
  • Meets you for your data-review conference to explain results of your evaluation, answer your questions and get your official consent to move ahead with a transplant.
  • Sees you on a regular schedule to check how your disease responds to treatment and how you are overall.
  • Offers you ways to prevent, relieve and cope with side effects of treatment — like medicine to help with nausea.
  • Coordinates with the rest of your care team if you need other types of treatment.
Dietitian

During your medical evaluation, you may meet with a dietitian. Dietitians at SCCA have specialized training and knowledge about nutrition for cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. Most have earned a Master’s degree in their related field and are certified as specialists in Oncology Nutrition by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the crediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Infusion nurse

You receive any infusions in a dedicated area of the clinic. Cancer nurses who specialize in infusions give these treatments. They also check you during each infusion. They respond to any medical issues that come up and help keep you comfortable.

Pharmacist

Your pharmacist ensures the appropriateness and accuracy for all medications prescribed as well as providing education to you about side effects

Registered nurse (RN)

Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician.. They also assist with procedures and treatments. Nurses are resources for you and your caregiver. They answer questions and help with a wide range of topics, like how to cope with side effects or get other services you need at SCCA.

There are a few types of nurses you will work with as a transplant patient:

  • Transplant nurse
    • At the initial consultation, the transplant nurse will answer your questions, explain the transplant process in depth and offer you a tour of our clinic and facilities.
    • Is is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your caregiver.
  • Transition Services nurse
    • Will help you prepare for the transitions that will occur throughout your transplant process — such as the transition from your inpatient hospital stay, if you have one, to outpatient care at the SCCA clinic and then to care at home. 

 

Social worker

A social worker at SCCA can help you and your caregiver navigate the health care system, develop coping strategies and connect you with other resources.

Team coordinator

Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician. They serve as your scheduler.