Tess J. Magat,


Nurse Practitioner


“I’ve always felt supported here. City of Hope truly embodies its vision to be a home of integrative and compassionate cancer care, but it’s the patients I care for who make the big difference. I’ve never met stronger people.”

City of Hope Phoenix
14200 West Celebrate Life Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Medical school:

Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine, Iloilo City, Philippines

Advanced degrees:

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Walden University, Minneapolis, MN


Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Registered Nurse – Arizona State Board of Nursing

Basic Life Support – American Heart Association

Advance Cardiovascular Life Support – American Heart Association

About Me

Tess Magat joined City of Hope in April 2009. As a Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Gastroenterology, Magat helps treat patients with a variety of gastrointestinal cancers, while also helping them manage the side effects and symptoms related to their disease and its treatments.

Magat began working at City of Hope Phoenix in 2009 as a registered nurse. Thirteen years later, with a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a certification in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing, Magat transitioned to her role as a Nurse Practitioner in February 2022.

Magat was attracted to City of Hope because it allowed her to work exclusively with cancer patients. After losing her father to stage 4 colon cancer and watching her mother survive breast cancer and thyroid cancer, Magat decided to dedicate herself to helping others fight a disease that has taken so much from those she loves—including her husband, who lost both his parents to cancer. Magat’s work in oncology at City of Hope is in part an effort “to learn more about cancer and make my children aware of what is in their genes,” she says.

The quality of care patients receive at City of Hope, especially under the Mother Standard® of care model, was especially attractive to Magat. “My overall goal is the provide patients with compassionate care in their gastroenterology needs and concerns,” she says. “I want to ensure their decisions regarding their care are always respected.” 

Magat earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Arriesgado College Foundation in Tagum City, Philippines, in 2005, then earned her Master of Science in Nursing, specifically for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing, from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2021. Previously, she had completed a Doctor of Medicine at Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine in Iloilo City, Philippines, in 1989; a Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of Santo Tomas in Manila Philippines in 1985.

Outside of City of Hope, Magat loves spending time and travelling with her family: her husband of nearly three decades, who she calls her best friend, and her two sons, who are her pride and joy. Since the pandemic, Magat has enjoyed gardening her succulents and orchids and seeing them flower and grow.

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