About

The Washington State Medical Oncology Society (WSMOS) was formed in 1993. WSMOS membership represents a majority of the medical cancer specialists treating cancer patients in Washington. Our mission is to provide advocacy for cancer patients and to promote standards of excellence for high-quality cancer care.

The primary interests of the Society are:

  • To identify and work to improve oncology practice issues that adversely affect patient access to cancer care
  • To act as a patient advocate to assure that patients have access to the best available care
  • To support and encourage clinical research against cancer

In order to carry out these interests, some of the goals for the Society include:

  • Affect legislation and public policy relative to patient access to cancer care
  • Act as a resource on the "accepted medical practices" associated with cancer care
  • Provide a forum for education of our members on current technologies and their role as accepted medical practices
  • Provide communications to our members and others on issues affecting patient access to cancer care and the practice of oncology

Officers

  • Sibel Blau, M.D.
    President
    Northwest Medical Specialties
  • Matthew Lonergan, M.D.
    Immediate Past-President
    Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center
    Country Club Campus, 520 Country Club Road
    Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • Jonathan C. Britell, M.D.
    Secretary/Treasurer
  • Thomas Tucker, M.D.
    President-Elect
    Confluence Health
    820 N. Chelan Avenue
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    confluencehealth.org

Board of Trustees

  • Blair Irwin, M.D.
    MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
    121 N Division St
    Auburn, WA 98001
  • Jeffery C. Ward, M.D.
    Swedish Cancer Institute
    21605 76th Avenue West, Suite 200
    Edmonds, WA 98026-7507
  • Jennie Crews, M.D.
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
    3301 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  • John Rieke, M.D., FACP, FACR
    MultiCare Regional Cancer Centers
    1003 South 5th Street
    Tacoma, WA
  • Jorge Chaves, M.D.
    Northwest Medical Specialties
  • Michele Frank, M.D.
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    12040 NE 128th Street Silver 1600
    Kirkland, WA 980934
  • Richard A. McGee, M.D., F.A.C.P.
    True North Oncology Consultants
    Edmonds, WA
  • Robert Witham, M.D.
    Robert Witham, M.D., Inc.
    224 North Washington Street
    Port Angeles, WA
  • Thomas E. Boyd, M.D.
    Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center
    Country Club Campus, 520 Country Club Road
    Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • Vicky Jones, M.D.
    North Star Lodge Cancer Center
    1211 North 16th Ave
    Yakima, WA
  • Vincent J. Picozzi, Jr., M.D., MMM
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Seattle, WA 98111