Kathleen Clifford MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN is a nurse practitioner with decades of experience in adult clinical oncology with a focus on medical oncology, hematologic malignancies, and palliative care. Over her long career at St. Luke’s Cancer Institute, she has expanded the use of interdisciplinary team care for all cancer patients with complex needs. Kathleen was instrumental in establishing the autologous stem cell transplant program at St. Luke’s. She continues to focus on patient-centered care and advocacy across the continuum of care and as a consultant on advanced practice and oncology clinical education.
Kathleen has published in oncology journals, co-authored book chapters, and presented at numerous regional and national conferences. Originally from Idaho, she is a third-generation nurse. She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her nurse practitioner studies at the University of California, San Diego.