Malinda West, MD, MS

  • Medical Oncology
Malinda West, MD


Malinda West, MD, MS, is a UW Health medical oncologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care.

Dr. West is specially trained to diagnose and treat patients with cancer using advanced treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. She enjoys teaching fellows, residents and medical students and conducting research with the goal of improving treatments for people living with cancer. Treatments are tailored to each patient’s specific cancer and individual goals, and are revisited throughout the cancer treatment course.

As she works to provide patients with the highest quality care, Dr. West is inspired by American astronomer and astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, who said, "I am driven by two main philosophies: Know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others."

When not caring for patients, Dr. West enjoys baking, hiking, biking, playing tennis and spending time with her family.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Medical School
  • St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
  • Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, Augusta, GA
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, Augusta, GA

Areas of expertise