Nancy Roskos McAllister, MD

Nancy Roskos McAllister, MD


  • Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor
  • On Staff Since: October 2018
"I bring 16 years of clinical experience as a primary oncologist to Seattle Children’s. I believe in listening deeply to patients and families, with compassion while utilizing all acquired knowledge. I seek to care for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit, with healing intention. While working for cure, my hope is that, regardless of outcome, I can support patients and families wherever they are on their journey."
  • Biography

    Nancy McAllister, MD received her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She traveled with her husband Sumner, a family physician to Columbus, OH for pediatric training at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Upon completion of training, she worked as a general pediatrician in Boise, ID for several years while raising her young family.

    Following a dream to care for kids with cancer, she completed a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. With an interest in sarcoma, she led the sarcoma team for two years before moving to Minnesota Children’s Hospital allowing her to be closer to her family. There she had an exceptional solid tumor team committed to caring for many wonderful kids and young adults. She had a special interest in Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology, and along with colleagues helped start their AYA program.

    When her adult kids moved to Washington State for college, she was thrilled to move to Bellingham with her husband.  She recognizes the privilege of caring for patients with cancer and blood disorders along with those undergoing stem cell transplants with world-class colleagues.  Spending time with family, mountain biking, hiking and gardening help her maintain work life balance.

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


    University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

    Clinical Interests

    Sarcoma, Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology, Palliative Care

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