Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

182 Patient Ratings
101 Patient Comments

John H. Ward, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

182 Patient Ratings
101 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4269 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 3A, Center for Breast Health
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Specialties

Bio

John H. Ward, MD, is the Margaret A. Amundsen Endowed Professor of Medicine. He is a member of the Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Ward is also an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics program. He served as Chief of the Oncology Division from 1998-2012. He is past President of the Medical Staff of the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics.

Ward sees patients with a variety of malignant diseases, with an emphasis on breast cancer. He is principal investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) site at Huntsman Cancer Institute and heads participation in breast cancer prevention trials. He is also principal investigator for SWOG cooperative group studies at the University of Utah. These groups provide access to national clinical trials for a wide variety of malignancies. Ward represents Huntsman Cancer Institute on the breast cancer treatment guidelines panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He also provides outreach Hematology/Oncology services for Huntsman Cancer Institute in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Ward completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University where he received the Haskel Schiff award as the outstanding resident. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and has been on the faculty since 1982. Ward is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He has received numerous accolades for his teaching excellence, including the 2002 James L. Parkin, MD, award for outstanding clinical teaching at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received the inaugural Huntsman Cancer Foundation Humanitarian Award in 2010.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.5
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

September 11, 2014

Have recommended Dr. Ward to many that need quality cancer care

August 24, 2014

Dr. John Ward is the best at all of the above asked questions. I also realize I'm not his only patient and he must help lots of other patients.

August 15, 2014

Dr. Ward is amazing. He's not only brilliant in his field, but his concern for the well being of his patients, including our mental state is very comforting. He's honest in his review of the problem and hopeful about the diagnosis and future. He changes my outlook from gloomy to hopeful.

August 08, 2014

Dr. Ward is always shares all information about my cancer, how well the treatment is working and concerned about how my health is impacting my personal life. I appreciate his ongoing concern.

July 31, 2014

I love Rosie and Dr. Ward! I feel like they are well-informed and REMEMBER all the nuances of my case and how it should fit into my care. They seem truly happy to see me each time I am in clinic and give me lots of encouraging words - but are not shy about sharing some of the more painful realities. I feel very comfortable when I meet with them.

July 01, 2014

I was very pleased with my appt with Dr WARD. I appreciate that he takes time for me and answers my questions. He has a great "bed side manner".

June 25, 2014

Dr. Ward is the very best! His assistant was informative and helpful as well as kind and concerned.

June 24, 2014

Dr. Ward is consistently caring, concerned and informative - responds all my questions.

June 18, 2014

We've never had such a caring, open, knowledgeable, medical professional communicate and treat us such humility and professionalism.

June 17, 2014

I have never had anything but positive experiences with both Dr. Ward, and Rosemary Conder. I am very grateful to be under their care!

May 06, 2014

I totally trust Dr. Ward and I have referred several friends to him.

March 29, 2014

I've been working with Dr. Ward, Rosemary Condor, Marsha and Anne for over five years now. They are the best and I wouldn't want any one else as my oncology team at Huntsman.

March 04, 2014

Very Pleased!

February 14, 2014

I can't rate Dr. Ward high enough. I have recommended Huntsman to many and will continue to do so.

February 12, 2014

Dr Ward has always treated me with the utmost care. I would recommended him to anyone.

February 10, 2014

I know how busy Dr Ward and Rosie are everyday. This problem with my mother did not have to do with cancer, but I wanted their opinion on the situation. Thank you for showing you care for her overall wellness and giving us the feeling that we can depend on you for support, knowledge and care!!! You're the best.

January 26, 2014

Dr. Ward and Rosemary Conder are the absolute best. I have and will continue to recommend them to others. They are fabulous and I could not be more pleased with their service.

December 30, 2013

there is no one better than Dr. Ward.

December 27, 2013

All my questions were answered and I did not feel pressured to be fast. Felt respected and reassured.

December 20, 2013

Again extremely poor communication to me and what next steps were. Very poor communication between providers as I was told that now chemotherapy may be reccommended and this is NOT what my surgeon every reccommended.

December 19, 2013

He spent quality time reviewing my symptoms from my first treatment and it made me feel his care and concern. Even though these are things he has probably heard a million times he spent time addressing each one with me.

December 14, 2013

I let people know all the time how good he is and I would recommend him highly to everyone.

November 27, 2013

I drove over 1,000 miles round trip to get the best help at Huntsman.

November 25, 2013

Dr. Ward is the greatest. He spends time answering questions and easing concerns. Love his bedside manner!

November 18, 2013

Number 7 was funny this time because he came in and read my results to me (doctor jargan) and I told him I hope that is good because I didn't understand a word. He smiled, and then explained it in my terms. We then looked at the scan results and talked about what was going on. I am very happy with my providers!

November 12, 2013

I've been going to Dr. Ward for nearly 5 years now. He treated me for breast cancer first and now he's treating my carcinoid cancer. He's a very caring physician and is always willing to listen to my concerns and fears. I've had a lot of questions and problems dealing with the carcinoid cancer, and his advice and direction has been extremely important in helping me make decisions about my treatment,

November 01, 2013

I have unconditional confidence in Dr. Ward. He shares my concerns for my cancer problem and never is too busy to answer all my questions and reassure me the problem is under control.

October 08, 2013

I saw Dr. Ward for a second opinion and was very pleased with his recommendations and counsel.

October 08, 2013

Staff reported they were running late but were not aware of any problem

October 07, 2013

The show so much interest in my life, not only the illness. They genuinely care about me as a person.

September 30, 2013

Dr Ward is a very caring doctor.

September 27, 2013

No problems. No concerns. From the moment I approached the desk until getting the next appointment and leaving, they did everything just right.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Ward is one of my favorite people. He is very kind and caring.

August 27, 2013

I felt there was a bit of annoyance in Dr. Ward's voice when talking to me about my chest issues and how we could deal with it. Maybe he was having an off day. Just a vibe I got maybe. but when we're talking about the possibility of cancer I'm not good with being told to wait because another doctor is too busy to see me or that I don't have other options. Or that I should admit myself to the hospital if I can't wait..said in a defensive tone.

August 12, 2013

always a good experience, for something noone wants to do

August 05, 2013

Dr. Ward is caring and comfotring to me and others I have referred to him.

July 29, 2013

I couldn't find a doctor that more suited my expectations and hopes than Dr. Ward. He absolutely answered every question I had and ensured that I felt his recommendations for my care sounded reasonable and wise.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Ward is the most ideal cancer specialist we ever met. He knowledge and medical skills are so profound. If doctors in the hospital especially Cancer specialist like Dr. Ward the patients will be so happy.

July 01, 2013

Would highly recommend Dr Ward and staff. Very helpful and always friendly

July 01, 2013

Amazing amount of time spent by Rosemary to clearly understand all of my concerns. Dr. Ward talks and treats me like a friend. All are so kind. Thank you.

June 25, 2013

Dr. Ward is warm and friendly. I always get a kick out of him.

June 03, 2013

Dr. Ward was an answer to a prayer. He is and has been my advocate since I was diagnosed. I was devastated by a different oncologist at a different facility. I ask him to explain about tomoxifen and he didn't want to take time to do that so he said here is a Rx if you decide to take it and you don't need to make any more appointments here. I felt alone and confused as to what to do. I just ask a question. I went back to my surgeon and he got me an appointment with Dr. Ward. I am so grateful for him. Thank you Dr. Ward.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Ward is a wonderful doctor. I actually look forward to my appointments with him. He always has a smile on his face and takes time to chat with me as a person, not just a patient. He is very responsive and takes the time to explain my options.

April 15, 2013

Dr Ward is a wonderful Dr!

April 08, 2013

This is the absolute best place to go for cancer!!

March 04, 2013

I love Dr Ward and Dr Conder!!

February 26, 2013

Both Dr. have been extremley kind and thoughtful

February 20, 2013

Dr. Ward and Rosie are the very best. I am so lucky to be in their care.

February 13, 2013

Asked a lot of personal questions I wasn't sure were pertinent

February 11, 2013

This was an important visit where we were expecting to get important information about the cancer and treatment. We were a little irritated when a different doctor we had never met before came into the room to explain the results of the CT scan with us. He had a very this accent and we had a hard time understanding what he was trying to tell us. Dr Ward finally did come in to speak to us and give us the information we needed.

February 08, 2013

I was extremely impressed with the care I recieved at the Hunstman.

February 04, 2013

everytime I go to the clinic everyone is friendly.

January 28, 2013

Incredible experience! I would not change Dr. Ward for anyone! He is the best as well as Rosie and that is why we will always come to Huntsman and not stay in Logan for my cancer treatment and care!!

January 21, 2013

outstanding

December 31, 2012

I am fortunate to have Dr. Ward as my oncologist!

December 25, 2012

We are still waiting for some information, but I have every confidence that the Dr. will call with an update. Treatment options and medications will be discussed next visit.

December 12, 2012

Everything was perfect!

December 11, 2012

Outstanding!!!

December 10, 2012

I would like to ask about a couple of problems I'm having that I forgot to bring up. We were busy talking about other things.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Ward is THE BEST!!!

November 19, 2012

I felt like a valued patient and the doctor gave me all the time I wanted.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Ward and his team are the best and take great interest in my health and my generally well-being.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Ward is THE BEST!

October 26, 2012

Dr. Ward is wonderful and his intern, Dr. Bickel was also great.

October 23, 2012

We are most pleased with Dr. Ward, thank you all very much.

October 15, 2012

Awesome doctor and staff.............

October 09, 2012

I have already reccomended this care provider.

September 26, 2012

I am truly blessed to have Dr. Ward as my care provider. He cares about me as a person.

September 25, 2012

I am never embarrased to ask questions or feel the doctor or PA don't have time to answer. The most difficult questions are the ones that no one has the answers to like...will my cancer return? I'm grateful the providers at Huntsman are teaching me not to worry and move through the process step by step.

September 17, 2012

I feel i am in the best hands

September 03, 2012

I have absolutely loved Dr. John Ward as my oncologist and his assistant Rosie! He treated my mother who is a 10 year breast cancer survivor and I wouldnt go to anyone else now that I have him and either would my mom! They are a huge reason why I came to the Huntsman for my treatment

September 03, 2012

Care provided is excellent!

August 27, 2012

I feel that my charts have been read in advance and they are expecting me, and ready to address any concerns about my health and well well being.

August 27, 2012

Dr. Ward and his staff are the best!!!!

August 13, 2012

Dr. Ward is very professional and I have complete faith and trust in him.

August 13, 2012

Dr Ward is wonderful and shows a great interest in my mom. Thank you!!!

July 30, 2012

Dr. Ward and Rosie Conder were sooooo important in my treatment and recovery. Even a year after my treatment is over they still show the same concern when I have difficult times with my healing. They NEVER treat me as if my concerns being post-treatment a

July 24, 2012

I am fortunate to have such caring medical professionals.

July 23, 2012

Dr. John Ward is the best! Best decision I ever made was coming over to Huntsman from Elko, Nevada for treatment.

July 11, 2012

These special people,, Dr. Ward and the staff have a special place in our prayers.

June 25, 2012

I am grateful that I have such competent, caring doctors to care for me. I often come into the clinic with a list of questions, and each doctor always makes sure all my questions are answered. I especially appreciate meeting with Rosie (PA); she is concerned with my overall health and provides treatment options that I am confident using.

June 20, 2012

Dr. Ward is an incredible doctor. I have the utmost confidence in his ability to provide me with the best of care, as he has demonstrated over and over during the course of my treatment. I always recommend him and Huntsman Cancer Institute as the best possible place to go.

June 12, 2012

Dr. Ward is the best. He's been with me since the beginning of my cancer adventure. I trust him and his staff. I especially like his NP, Rosemary Conder. I really feel like I can talk to her about my concerns and fears, and she listens and understands.

April 20, 2012

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Ward head "my team". I feel that there is a network of doctors and medical professionals working together for a positive outcome.

April 06, 2012

I would and have recommended Dr. Ward many times.

April 06, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Ward to several friends.

April 04, 2012

Dr. Ward is excellent

April 04, 2012

doctor Ward has been so kind and sweet to work with- he is a VERY caring doctor and individual. I never feel rushed at his office and I can take as much time as I wish, and he still smiles.

March 22, 2012

I think it's very commendable he listened to my issue with the billing department, but he made some statement about not having anything to do with billing because it's such a large organization. I really think the doctors need to know how their patients are being treated by billing.

March 14, 2012

Dr Ward is excellent at taking the time to listen and make sure all my questions are answered. He is a wonderful Doctor.

March 08, 2012

The appt seemed a bit rushed and I left feeling like I still had questions yet I can't think of the questions I might have asked.

February 22, 2012

Dr. Ward is wonderful. He is kind, caring and gentle. He gives understandable explanations and is always willing to answer any questions I have.

February 09, 2012

dr. Ward was very sensitive to my feelings about follow up on the lab work that was done. He was able to determine that I would prefer a phone call telling me about the results rather than assume everything was OK if I didn't hear fron him. I really appreciated his prompt phone call.

February 08, 2012

Rosie Conder and Dr. John Ward are both terrific medical practitioners. I am fortunate to have them caring for me.

February 02, 2012

Rose Mary explained a lot of things to me that I hadn't thought of before

February 02, 2012

I think that the Huntmans Center is the only place to be if someone has to fight cancer.

January 26, 2012

Love Dr. Ward, Ann, and Marcia! Chelsea is great. She was very good at drawing blood and I have a lot of experience having blood drawn, IVs etc.!

January 19, 2012

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Ward and his helper Rosie. I have a lot of confidence in their judgement and actually that is why I am at the Huntsman Clinic.

January 13, 2012

excellent experience

January 11, 2012

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Ward and I have already recommended him to a friend who is having breast health issues.

January 04, 2012

Dr. Ward is an outstanding oncologist and caring human being

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(307) 739-6195 St. John's Medical Center
Jackson, WY 83001
(801) 585-0255 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Oncology
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

John H. Ward, MD, is the Margaret A. Amundsen Endowed Professor of Medicine. He is a member of the Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Ward is also an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics program. He served as Chief of the Oncology Division from 1998-2012. He is past President of the Medical Staff of the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics.

Ward sees patients with a variety of malignant diseases, with an emphasis on breast cancer. He is principal investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) site at Huntsman Cancer Institute and heads participation in breast cancer prevention trials. He is also principal investigator for SWOG cooperative group studies at the University of Utah. These groups provide access to national clinical trials for a wide variety of malignancies. Ward represents Huntsman Cancer Institute on the breast cancer treatment guidelines panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He also provides outreach Hematology/Oncology services for Huntsman Cancer Institute in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Ward completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University where he received the Haskel Schiff award as the outstanding resident. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and has been on the faculty since 1982. Ward is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He has received numerous accolades for his teaching excellence, including the 2002 James L. Parkin, MD, award for outstanding clinical teaching at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received the inaugural Huntsman Cancer Foundation Humanitarian Award in 2010.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Hematology/Oncology
Fellow
Residency Duke University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Duke University Medical Center
Intern
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
B.S.

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