When I was in high school in Anchorage, Alaska, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to travel to the lower 48 — the contiguous United States — for six weeks of radiation. Ever since then, I have had in my mind, “Why can’t people trust that they’re getting high-quality care closer to home?” I want to help make high-quality care more accessible for people everywhere.
My role is that of a clinician scientist and health services researcher with a focus on implementation science and its application to clinical radiation oncology. I specialize in radiation treatment for patients with breast cancer and metastatic disease.
I am interested in how to optimize care to reduce the burden on patients and improve their quality of life. I want patients to be open about their circumstances so we can tailor treatments appropriately and ensure optimal outcomes.
My clinical and research efforts align under a mission to serve diverse populations and expand access to high-quality patient-centered care through innovation in cancer care delivery.
Area of Clinical Practice
Radiation oncology, health care quality research
I am a radiation oncologist who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Northwest.
My work also focuses on understanding the patient experience and symptom management, including toxicities like fatigue and pain, and the financial burden of travel related to treatment.
University of Michigan Medical School
University of California (San Diego) Medical Center
Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
Internship, University of Washington School of 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.
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.