My father survived cancer when I was a young child, so that is probably the biggest reason I was drawn to medicine. I have family members who are nurses and physicians, too. I enjoy being a part of the treatment process with patients and getting them through it. I like learning about who they are, what they have done in their lives, their preferences, things like that. It’s very rewarding.
We have a real connection to the research and putting it into action. Here, there’s an immense amount of support and collaboration, and the reputation matches the reality. This kind of supportive structure is necessary for patients, and for everyone who contributes to the field of oncology, since it can be very challenging work.
Area of Clinical Practice
Blood and marrow transplantation
I am a certified 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)
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you.
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.