Jeffery C. Ward, MD is a board certified medical oncologist/hematologist at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Edmonds, Washington. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and residency and fellowship trained at the University of Minnesota, he has provided cancer and hematology care in the Edmonds Community since 1993. He is also board certified in hospice and palliative care and has been a medical director for Providence Hospice of Snohomish County for over 20 years.
Dr. Ward has been an active advocate for community based cancer care in Washington State. He is past-president of the Washington State Medical Oncology Society, serves on its board and as its representative to the Washington State Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee. Nationally, he is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology where he served on the Clinical Practice Committee from 2008 to 2014 and as its chairman from 2012 to 2013. There he was responsible for identifying, drafting and advocating public policy issues related to the practice of Oncology. During his tenure, Dr. Ward led ASCO’s cancer care payment reform and 340B workgroups. He is the current chair of ASCO’s Government Relations Committees and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Oncology Practice.
An active author and speaker on the topic of alternative payment plans and chemotherapy reimbursement in cancer care, Dr Ward is a proponent of evidence based personalized therapeutics and value based clinical pathways to provide high quality affordable cancer care in the communities where patients live and work.