I became familiar with cancer from a young age, having seen how cancer affected my grandmother. With little knowledge at the time, cancer appeared like an incurable condition to me. I chose oncology to change this.
I try to be creative. By combining conventional knowledge with new data coming from research, I try to individualize the care I offer. I let this paradigm evolve as the patient goes through different stages of treatment. Here at Fred Hutch, all aspects of care, from sharing information to acute care to chronic complications and social support, are equally considered. I am happy to be part of this large multidisciplinary team.
Area of clinical practice
Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Immunotherpy
Blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy
Transplantation and cellular therapy can cure some of the most devastating blood cancers. I led a multicenter clinical trial of chemotherapy combined with donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for the treatment of relapsed acute leukemia after transplantation.
Tehran University School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Fellowship, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Washington University, St. Louis
Hematology, Medical Oncology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine
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