My life’s work has focused on developing new therapies for cancers of the blood and treating patients who are coping with those diseases. It’s so exciting to move discoveries from the research lab to the clinic in real time. One of the best parts of my job is being able to fine-tune care as we go, making it more effective and tolerable — so my patients can get back to doing what they love as soon as possible. It gives me hope that one day we can eradicate these cancers completely.
There are two important elements that inform everything I do. First, I believe it’s essential to create an authentic connection with you, understanding who you are outside your disease, what you wish for and what you value in life. Any recommendations I make about care are based on the interpersonal foundation we build together. Second, I’m committed to a team approach, partnering with other providers so we’re in agreement about what therapies will best serve your needs and goals.
Area of Clinical Practice
Adult blood and marrow transplantation, cellular immunotherapy, hematologic malignancies
I am a hematologist-oncologist who treats patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers of the blood. I am a co-investigator on over 20 clinical trials and have published more than 75 scientific articles. In 2017, I was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to test a new form of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma. I have also been a presenter at the annual conference for the American Society of Hematology.
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University, General Internal Medicine
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology
Oncology, 2007; General Internal Medicine, 2003, American Board of Internal Medicine
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.
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