What I like most about working here is that Fred Hutch exists to provide leading-edge care. I’m surrounded by colleagues who are truly devoted to a deep understanding of the disease process and who generously give of themselves to patients, peers and the scientific community. It’s rewarding to be part of a group whose driving motivation is to improve cancer care — to advance the frontiers of science — over the course of a lifetime.
I believe that active listening is fundamental to a productive physician-patient relationship. For example, it’s helpful for me to hear what you know about your health situation. Then I can fill in information gaps or clarify misunderstandings. It’s also important for me to get a sense of what your life is like outside of your illness, what your care goals are, what barriers and issues you face and how much support you have. When you walk out of our appointment, I want you to feel understood, with a firm grasp of what the treatment options are.
Area of Clinical Practice
Blood Cancers and Non-Malignant Blood Disorders
I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist who specializes in treating patients with cancers of the blood and a variety of non-malignant blood conditions, such as clotting disorders, autoimmune disorders and anemias. For nearly 20 years, I have provided clinical care to this subset of patients at Fred Hutch and Harborview Medical Center. I also serve as the chief medical information officer at Fred Hutch. In this role, I use bioinformatics and technology to improve patient care, for example, implementing and maintaining a sophisticated electronic medical records system.
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Yale University School of Medicine
University of Colorado, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Hematology
Medical Oncology, 2003, 2013, 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 dieticians, 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.