I hope patients leave our visits feeling some sense of calm. I may not immediately know all the answers, but I am always excited to learn more — I think this is one of the best things about being a doctor. I genuinely love learning new things, whether it’s the latest cutaneous lymphoma research or a new recipe. I want patients to feel comfortable sharing the things they have learned with me.
I grew up playing a variety of team sports, and I want patients to see me as their teammate and feel like we are making collaborative decisions to reach a common goal.
A patient once shared with me a piece of her art that she had turned into a sticker. The artwork was inspired by her experience living with her illness, and she wanted to create something she could share with other patients.
I am always amazed by the resilience of patients and the creative and inspiring things they do, often wanting to help others walking in similar shoes.
Area of Clinical Practice
Cutaneous lymphoma, skin reactions to cancer therapies, skin cancer
I am a board-certified dermatologist who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
As a rare disease, cutaneous lymphoma can be a challenging diagnosis to make and one that leaves patients with a lot of questions. I enjoy guiding patients through some of that uncertainty so they can focus on the things that bring them joy. I also think it is exciting to be part of a field that is likely to see a lot of change and advancement in the coming years.
Oregon State University
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine, Dermatology
Dermatology, 2023, American Board of Dermatology
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