I think patients are looking for understanding of the difficulty of what they’re going through, especially in the case of more rare conditions when it has been challenging to find a specialist. I want patients to feel comfortable and know that they are being heard and that what they value is also important to me, so they are actively involved in planning their care.
Fred Hutch is a collaborative, academic setting where we are able to take preclinical research and apply it in a clinic setting, so patients are really getting the latest evidence-based treatment for their disease.
Area of Clinical Practice
Theranostics, molecular imaging and therapy
I am a radiologist who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
Theranostics uses a combination of therapeutic and diagnostic radioactive medications to precisely treat cancer.
We can understand the characteristics of the disease using molecular imaging which allows us to select the most appropriate treatment at the right time and dose for the patients. We use molecular imaging to monitor the response to treatment and identify the factors medicating the therapeutic success or resistance. Our therapies are highly targeted to the cancer tissues utilizing the biological molecules specific to tumors, thereby sparing the normal tissues from toxicity.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
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.
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.