Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD


Medical Oncology | Female

Compass Oncology 210 SE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA 98684 Get Directions
Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD
Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Vancouver, WA. She is 57 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Kolibaba is affiliated with Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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Dr. Kolibaba specializes in medical oncology and hematology with subspecialty expertise in brain tumors, neurologic cancers and malignant blood disorders.

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Patient Comments (6)
in Vancouver, WA |
Dr. Kolibaba is and extremely competent physician, and a very compassionate person. I have a follicular Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and have found her care to be of the highest standard. I am recommending her to my family and friends.
in Woodland, Wa. |
She is the best and most thorough oncologist that I've had in 9 years that I've had multiple myeloma. Wouldn't change for anything.
in Amboy Wa |
Compass Oncology is not only the best cancer facility but is full of compassionate thorough on the ball people. I love all of them I can not say enough good things about Dr Kate . Kolababa. She is on task and current on research and provides an environment for personnel peace and allows spiritual reflection. When I got cancer the second time my first reaction is Kate and group will kill it . I never felt that I would die. That is confidence in your doctor the support system and the best facility
Vancouver, WA |
Only cared while my mom was alive... when mom passed, she never reached out.. seems her " care" was only a facade
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Kolibaba is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. She is empathic, validating, encouraging, and brilliant. When my insurance changed and I needed a second opinion, she was right there. I couldn't praise her enough for all she did for me and my family while I was battling cancer. She was my hemotologist at a young age, and I never knew I would need her as my oncologist too until it hit. I would trust her again and again.
in Vancouver WA |
Dr. Kolibaba is kind, compassionate and keeps up to date with the latest treatments. (Not an easy task as new advances happen all the time, fortunately!) I appreciated that she always placed an importance on quality of life issues, and treated me with respect. She is in high demand and never rushes through appointments, so you may wait a bit. She's worth it - Highly recommended. I'm 8 years cancer-free now (YAY!) from Stage 3 breast cancer, and she was an essential part of my team.
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Dr. Kolibaba's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kolibaba specializes in medical oncology and hematology with subspecialty expertise in brain tumors, neurologic cancers and malignant blood disorders.

Dr. Kolibaba's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease


  • Medical School
    Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Oregon Health And Science University

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis