The multidisciplinary aspects of the care are what drew me to the field. As a medical student, I was interested in the pathophysiology of blood disorders, and this sparked an academic interest. As a resident, I started following patients in longitudinal studies and came to appreciate how complex these diseases are, how hard they are to manage, how sick patients can feel and how this intersects with other areas of medicine.
We are known for stem cell transplantion, but beyond that, I came here as a trainee because I was drawn to the strength and depth of the non-malignant hematology department and their expertise. It is very exciting to work alongside people who are international experts and learn from them as we treat patients with complex conditions. This knowledge makes the care exceptional.
Area of Clinical Practice
Hematology, non-malignant hematology
I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
I am fascinated by autoimmune conditions and how our immune system functions. One patient can have the same diagnosis as another patient, but the pathways to the disease are different. As we advance our understanding and therapeutic options, it is important to think about how to tailor treatments to each individual and their specific disease process.
University of Pennsylvania
Yale, Internal Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, 2018; Hematology, 2022; Medical Oncology, 2022
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.