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Thomas W. Malpass, MD
Thomas W. Malpass, MD
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars

90 Patient Ratings

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Digestive Disease Institute
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center


Federal Way Medical Center  (253) 838-2400

Cancer, Hematology/Oncology

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Hematology, Subspecialty Certification in Oncology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2000

Dr. Malpass serves as co-medical director of Providence Hospice of Seattle, co-chair of Virginia Mason’s medical ethics committee and is medical director of Virginia Mason’s palliative care service.

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

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Caregiver is retiring

June 2017
Dr. Malpas was very caring and I am sorry to learn he´s retiring at the end of June.

June 2017
Dr. Malpass is outstanding in his care always felt he treated me not my cancer.

June 2017
Dr. Malpass is a marvelous physician and an extremely nice caring person.

May 2017
Dr. Malpass excellent dr.

April 2017
I recommended...the excellent quality of care i receive at Virginia Mason

April 2017
We are completely impressed with Dr. Malpass and thankful to him and his staff for their caring concern, going the extra mile outside of regular office hours.

March 2017
I drive over 200 miles to see the doctors at the Virginia Mason Clinic. I trust that they hire well and reward their workers well, they have earned my trust.

March 2017
Dr. Malpass is the best doctor I have ever had. He is very kind and has excellent bedside manner and very timely in his work.

March 2017
Best doctor I have ever had!

December 2016
I have grown to appreciate Dr Malpass over time. i like his communication style and at same time he is both business like and compassionate - a good combination for me

November 2016
Dr. Malpass is an outstanding and caring physician. His nurses are also outstanding and extremely helpful.

November 2016
I really have appreciated Dr. Malpass over the years I have seen him. He is excellent!

October 2016
Dr. Malpass would get all 5´s however he is not a specialist in my type of cancer. If it was something else He would receive 5´s.

October 2016
Dr. Malpass tells the truth about my condition from the start but does it in a gentle and caring manner. His approach eases my fears.

October 2016
Totally impressed with him!

October 2016
Dr. Malpass is an exceptional provider, both in knowledge and personal care. Of all doctors I have had over many years, he is #1.

October 2016
It´s traumatic to have cancer return but Dr. Malpass makes me feel I have hope and more time and I feel better. He gets many compliments from staff and other patients.

September 2016
my new doctor was very thorough, very kind, and I would recommend him to anyone.

August 2016
Dr. Thomas Malpass is fabulous. He is a straight shooter but not an alarmist.

July 2016
experience ok. I had no special questions and got all the information I needed.

June 2016
Dr. Malpass is an amazing oncologist. Very kind and compassionate, while straightforward and forth coming with information. I will really miss having him as my doctor when he retires.

March 2016
Very satisfied w/Dr. Malpass; however, I don´t expect to have an opportunity to recommend care to others.

February 2016
Team approach at VM is very important to patients with multiple health issues. Can´t give VM a high enough grade for the care and concern I´ve received.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Malpass’ areas of special oncology/hematology interests include gynecologic malignancies, lung cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies and general hematology (leukemia, lymphoma and anemia).

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1975

Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 1976

Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 1978

Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1981

On Patients
“Excellence in patient care is my goal, by emphasizing compassion and communication, and by involving the patient in the decision-making process.”

On Specialty
“When viewed over a period of years, the progress that has occurred in the treatment of malignancies is astounding.”

On Virginia Mason
“I feel privileged to work with such a large number of skilled colleagues, many with national stature.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan magazine in 2009. Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle magazine in 2010.

Curriculum Vitae
Thomas W. Malpass, MD - Curriculum Vitae