When Dr. Borkowski was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, she worked with a group of doctors whose compassion and dedication motivated her to study medicine. "I find that I connect well with patients facing severe illness and can help give them support through a difficult time," Dr. Borkowski says. Dr. Borkowski participates in clinical research as a collaborating investigator. In her lifetime, Dr. Borkowski would like to see medicine grow toward more patient-specific, tailored diagnostic and therapeutic treatments to improve survival and lower toxicity. When she isn't caring for patients, Dr. Borkowski enjoys playing classical guitar, ultimate frisbee, and spending time with her family.
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.
Indiana University, Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
University of Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Medical Center
Medical Oncology, 2001, American Board of Internal Medicine
Masters, University of Washington; Internship, University of Washington
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.
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.