I became interested in medicine, because I was inspired by the Russian movie The Open Book, describing the life of Russian microbiologist, Zina Ermolyeva, who was a “mother of Soviet antibiotics.” Cancer is one of the biggest threats affecting people’s physical, emotional and social life. I would like to help people to live longer with good quality of life. I specialize in bone marrow transplantation and have previously been involved in research studying new, less toxic conditioning regiments for bone marrow transplants. I personally believe that cancer could be eradicated through manipulation with immunological memory and/or correction of damaged repertoire of immunocompetent cells. I also hope to see if oncolytic virus therapy that utilizes genetically engineered viruses will help us to fight cancer. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling.
Area of clinical practice
Bone marrow transplant
I am a physician assistant who sees patients at Fred Hutch South Lake Union and UW Medical Center – Montlake. I have learned from some of the most inspiring people, who set me on the path to be a confident provider in this very difficult time in patients’ lives. I am honored to be a part of the process.
Undergraduate Degree, Public Health
University of Newcastle and University of Arizona
California State University, Monterey Bay
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
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