I believe in a team-oriented, patient-centered approach to care. My priority is helping patients achieve and maintain the quality of life they desire and deserve. I work with professionals with different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We pool our knowledge to serve as guides, so patients can make choices that are based on the most up-to-date evidence and that align with the goals they have for their care.
Here, patients have immediate access to the providers, treatments and resources they need to fight cancer head-on. More importantly, we treat you like our own family members. When you win, we win. When you suffer, we suffer. That kind of compassionate care is hard to come by, and it forges a powerful relationship among patients, families and medical teams.
Area of clinical practice
Myeloid malignancies, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
I find treating graft-versus-host disease extremely challenging but invigorating. There are so many nuances to diagnosing and managing GVHD, and I am constantly learning and growing as a provider.
I am an active member of a national consortium for the management of chronic GVHD and have authored several educational series on the diagnosis and treatment of MDS, myelofibrosis and GVHD. In the future, I hope to continue working with these diseases and investigating new therapies for their treatment.
In addition, I’ve always been fascinated by cancers of the blood. Their enigmatic nature often presents challenges in diagnosis and management. Because of this unpredictability, working closely with patients is crucial to achieving a successful outcome, and that’s my favorite part of this job: the relationships I’ve formed with patients throughout the years. I have celebrated countless birthdays and milestones with patients and families, and they have graciously welcomed me into their lives.
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Oncology Certified Nurse, 2015, Oncology Nursing Society
AG-ACNP, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Compassionate Care Award, MDS Foundation, 2021
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At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
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