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Dr. John Halligan, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from USUHS F E HEBERT SCH OF MED in 1989 and specializes in radiation oncology and oncology.Read his story
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Dr. Halligan's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Halligan "Dr. Halligan has been active in academic and clinical cancer care for more than 20 years. Prior to his retiring from the United States Army as a Colonel and moving to Alaska in 2008, he served as the Assistant Chief of Radiation Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Chief of Radiation Oncology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Alaska Medical Center and Medical Director of Peninsula Radiation Oncology. Dr. Halligan was the developer and principal investigator of a $3 million Congressionally Directed Medical Research Grant evaluating real time organ motion in radiation therapy resulting in numerous publications and presentations. He has been actively involved in clinical research both in the Army and since entering private practice as a member of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Southwest Oncology Group, Gynecology Oncology Group and Childrens Oncology Group as well as being a member of both the Providence Alaska Medical Center Cancer Research Committee and Cancer Committee. Dr. Halligan is the former lead and a current member of the Providence/Swedish Hospital System Radiation Oncology Focus Group aimed at improving cancer care across the entire Providence/Swedish System. Dr. Halligan has a broad clinical background with special interest in brain tumors, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and cervical cancer as well as image guided radiation therapy and highly conformal radiation oncology technologies. Dr. Halligan strongly believes in providing patients in Alaska with compassionate, individualized cancer care combined with the most up to date technology to minimize treatment side effects and maximize the chance of cure. He works closely with colleagues in medical oncology, surgical subspecialties and supportive care specialties in a multidisciplinary team to develop unique treatment plans for each patient. As part of his goal to ensure Alaska's patients have the same state of the art technology available close to home as available in the lower 48 states, Dr. Halligan has expanded cancer care and brought the most advanced radiation oncology tools including CyberKnife, the Varian True Beam, Elekta Synergy and Accuray TomoTheray Hi-Art to Alaska so that our physicians can chose the best technolgy for each patients individual case."
This content was provided by Dr. Halligan "Our mission at Advanced Oncology Associates and Alaska Cyberknife is to provide a lasting impact on the lives of our patients and their loved ones through clinical excellence, responsiveness, an exceptional level of service and strong compliance standards. We are committed to providing state of the art cancer care for our patients in a compassionate, respectful and supportive environment. We want every member of our staff to treat each patient how they would want their family members to be treated. We will do our best for each patient."