Growing up, I never planned on being a physician — I actually dreamed of becoming a violinist. But then I discovered that I wanted a career where I could give back to others. What I love most of all is helping people; medicine provides a path that allows me to integrate an interest in leading-edge science with the amazing opportunity to establish lifelong relationships with patients and families. Now, as an oncologist, I see my job as helping people navigate the challenging process of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
It’s a privilege to work with patients and families who are facing cancer. I strongly believe in a patient-centered approach to care that is tailored to meet your specific needs and treatment goals. I collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide care that is based on the latest science and takes into account your quality of life. One of the gifts of my job is not only helping you make treatment decisions but also guiding you through recovery and into survivorship.
Are of Clinical Practice
Breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies
I am a medical oncologist who cares for patients with cancers affecting the digestive system, prostate, bladder, breast, lungs, head and neck. My expertise also includes gynecologic cancers. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, I served patients as a hospitalist, providing care for those who were hospitalized with serious illnesses. Today, my practice is based at Fred Hutch at EvergreenHealth.
Research is also an important part of my career. While completing a fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, I studied molecular imaging and breast cancer. Currently, I am active in clinical research for breast cancer and other solid tumor malignancies.
Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, personalized care closer to home. As part of Fred Hutch, our community oncologists offer patients multidisciplinary tumor board opinions, clinical trials and expertise in treating a variety of cancers.
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology; University of Washington/Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Clinician Teacher Fellow
Internal Medicine, 2011, 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 doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, 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.