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Meaghan W. O'Malley, MD
Meaghan W. O'Malley, MD
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars

89 Patient Ratings

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Breast Cancer
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6193

Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty certification in Medical Oncology
Board eligible in Hematology

Joined Virginia Mason - February 2016

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Running late, didn´t really seem to understand concern & then asked if I want to go off medication.

July 2017
Dr. O´Malley makes a patient feel better, she is a very compassionate person, seems to really care a lot for patients like me.

May 2017
By the time I spoke to Dr. O´Malley, I had already spoken to my surgeon and a radiologist, so all my questions were well taken care of.

May 2017
Dr. Meaghan O´Malley is first rate. She is a superb care provider.

May 2017
My trust in this care provider is steadily increasing. I don´t trust cancer so it´s hard to trust any oncologist! She´s being very patient and respectful as I build my trust in her.

May 2017
I felt like a "person" not like a "file." Professionalism, combined with expertise gave me confidence in my treatment and final optimistic future.

April 2017
Good experience.

March 2017
I´m glad Dr. O´Malley is my oncologist. She´s great!

March 2017
Dr. O´Malley is a very caring person, jolly. A doctor everybody can trust.

February 2017
She is a very caring and passionate person. Made me feel at easy explains everything really good. Would highly recommend her.

February 2017
Dr. O´Malley is extremely competent and is providing excellent and expert care for me.

February 2017
I have full confidence with the knowledge the doctor displayed.

January 2017
Dr. O´Malley doesn´t seem genuine and is fairly dismissive in her attitude. She does not seem genuine in her manner and is always rushed. I have not liked working with her.

January 2017
Dr. O´Malley was great.

November 2016
Dr. O´Malley is very patient with me and shows me test results on the computer and explains them so I understand.

November 2016
Dr. O´Malley is a great combination of knowledgeable & compassionate.

November 2016

September 2016
Dr O´Malley is a bit dismissive and although I have confidence in the care I have received from her, I do not care for what comes across as glibness in her manner. She is always quick. I think she cares but is not especially caring in her manner. It may just be that we have personalities that don´t mesh, but my husband and I both have the same opinion about her.

September 2016
I loved being treated by Dr O´Malley! She always made me feel so comfortable and explained to me my lab results in a way that I could understand. She really is a great Dr!

September 2016
This is my consult with Drs. O´Malley, Grumley & Yao. Each was excellent. Grumley´s description about DCIS in general was stellar. Her explanation of my personal options were equally excellent.

June 2016
Dr. O´Malley has been great throughout my chemotherapy.

June 2016
Dr. Picozzi is the man! I trust him completely and am alive today because of him. I have recommended him to another person who he accepted as a patient and has helped greatly. His whole staff is tops and I can´t say enough about them.

May 2016
Excellent doctor. Thorough, personable.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Dr. O'Malley specializes in breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, general hematology and oncology.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2007

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013

Personal Information
When not treating cancer, Dr. O’Malley is a bookworm, an avid cook, and a former competitive swimmer who still jumps in the pool weekly. She lives with her husband and two daughters, and when not at work, can usually be found at the playground or a preschool birthday party. A native Californian with a twist of Carolina and Michigan, she is thrilled to call the Pacific Northwest her home.

On Patients
“The relationship between a cancer patient and their oncologist is perhaps the most unique of all the specialties. I strive to be a source of information, compassion, hope, and connection with my patients. I have always felt that it was my honor to take care of such amazing and resilient people. Whether you are dealing with a new breast cancer diagnosis, a new lung cancer or lymphoma, or even a new anemia or hematology issue, my goal is to become partners as we take it on together.”

On Specialty
“The field of medical oncology and hematology is changing at light speed, with new and exciting treatments and therapies emerging all the time. I chose to become an oncologist because of the connection with my patients and the ability to help them through scientific discovery. I have wanted to be an oncologist from the beginning; right at the time I decided I wanted to be a doctor in the first place. Cancer care is a dynamic and evolving field – when that is combined with the human connection, I would never choose to practice anything else.”

On Virginia Mason
“Here at Virginia Mason, the patient comes first. We combine both compassion and comfort with the cutting edge of research, advancement, and clinical trials. The combination, in my opinion, is unparalleled. I feel lucky to be a part of it.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

Curriculum Vitae
Meaghan W. O'Malley, MD - Curriculum Vitae