Dr. John Halligan, MD

Dr. John Halligan, MD

Radiation Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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

3851 Piper St Ste LL002

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 212-3186

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
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more than 76% of peers
Skin Cancer
more than 5% of peers
Prostate Cancer
more than 5% of peers

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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."


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Care Philosophy

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."

2  Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

19  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Palliative Care for Cancer
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • United States Military Academy At West Point
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Usuhs F E Hebert Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Walter Reed Army Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Halligan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Halligan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Halligan to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Halligan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Halligan is one of the best doctors i have seen. He is very knowledgeable about what he is doing and is happy to explain what is going on. He takes time to answer questions and address concerns about pain. I was treated very well and will recommend him.
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No one wakes up in the morning and thinks, "Today would be a great day to get cancer." However, once the diagnosis is there, it's time to get to work and send cancer packing. Dr. Halligan and his associates/staff went the extra mile in making sure my treatment was the best available for my...more
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Cancer is scary- you need the best team in your corner. You have that in Dr. Halligan and his associates and staff. They are competent, caring & straightforward in conversation. I felt valued and cared about. Never have had too long of a wait on arrival. They use the most recent science and...more
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