After my aunt had pancreatic cancer, I realized cancer care reaches beyond the patient. Family members and loved ones devote a lot of time and emotion to the treatment process. I believe cancer care should not only focus on the patient, but also extend to the family members who are there for their loved one, and this is how I approach every interaction.
Because we serve patients from a wide geographic area, we help manage the care of a wide range of people with conditions that are simple to complex. With the experience of our team members and our resources combined with our devotion to treating cancer, I think Fred Hutch offers an incredible opportunity for patients to beat their condition.
Area of Clinical Practice
Orthopedic surgery, orthopedic oncology
I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutch at UW Medical Center – Montlake and Seattle Children’s.
One of my first interactions with a patient with cancer was a person who had osteosarcoma. This piqued my interest in cancer care. I have conducted research on osteosarcoma and its effects on the gut microbiome in mice. I hope to advance this research further to discover its effects on the human gut microbiome and see if we can find tumor markers that help tailor treatments for osteosarcoma patients.
University of Texas at Austin
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Inspira Health, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Washington, Orthopedic Oncology
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery Part 1
Cooper Research Foundation, grant recipient
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Foundation, grant recipient
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.
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.