Department of Urology

Lisa Netkow

MSN, ARNP, OCN

Faculty: Teaching Associates

Telephone: 206-598-8276

Email: lnetkow@uw.edu

Lisa Netkow, MSN, ARNP, OCN is a Nurse Practitioner in the Urology Oncology Clinic and a member of the UW Multidisciplinary Bladder Cancer team. She specializes in medical oncology and cares for patients undergoing treatment for bladder and prostate cancer including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, surgery, and clinical trials.  As one of the Urology Oncology team members, she routinely sees patients in the outpatient clinic before, during, and after cancer treatment to evaluate treatment tolerance. She provides symptom management, patient and family education, and care coordination throughout the patient’s cancer journey.

Lisa earned her Bachelors of Nursing Degree from Marquette University in 2009. She has been in the field of oncology for several years prior to earning her Master’s Degree at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.  She is certified as an Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner with a sub-specialization in oncology.  After receiving her Master’s Degree, she moved to Seattle for additional training in an interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Residency Program at the VA Puget Sound.

Patient Care Philosophy

My role is to holistically guide and empower the patient throughout their personalized cancer treatment. Cancer care is complex and no one should feel like they are going through this experience alone. I want them to know that they have an entire interdisciplinary team supporting them through their experience, offering expertise and evidence-based research from diagnosis into survivorship.

The patient always comes first in my practice. Quality of life is the priority and decisions should always be made with the patient. I believe in honest and clear communication and developing relationships with both the patient and family.

Personal Interests
In addition to work, Lisa enjoying volunteering, hiking, running, painting, and traveling the world.

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Cancer Survivorship; Bladder cancer awareness and advocacy; Clinical research in bladder cancer.