I grew up in a small town in India, where one of my uncles practiced medicine. The idea of being able to help others — to help people feel better, the way he did — appealed to me and set me on the path toward becoming a physician. Years later, when I was a resident, the patients dealing with cancer were the ones who touched my heart, and they continue to inspire me. Oncology is a fascinating field that is rapidly changing; new discoveries are happening all the time. I love the fact that I must constantly be learning, so that I can share that knowledge with the patients I care for. My goal is to help patients navigate a difficult cancer journey with a focus on preserving their dignity and quality of life.
Patients have shared that they value my level of honesty about the situation they’re facing and my ability to explain what’s happening medically as well as what their treatment options are. I believe the best possible outcomes occur when you have the information you need and we can work together as a team to make decisions. From personal experience, I also understand that a diagnosis of cancer affects everyone in the family. I focus not only on treating your disease but also understanding the social impact of cancer on you and your loved ones.
General medical oncology, benign and malignant hematology
I am a board-certified medical oncologist who provides care at Fred Hutch at Overlake Cancer Center. I have a wealth of experience treating benign/malignant hematology and solid tumors but have a specific focus on the treatment of breast and colon cancer. Two years in a row, I have been a recipient of Seattle Met magazine’s Top Doctor Award.
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.
Government Medical College, Patiala, India
Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, Internal Medicine
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, Hematology-Oncology
Internal Medicine, 2008; Medical Oncology, 2011; Hematology, 2011, American Board of Internal Medicine
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.
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.
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