Who people are, how they live and who is around them in their day-to-day life is important. Being an oncologist is incredibly interesting and engaging because the treatment for people with the exact same diagnosis is so individual; it really depends on who you are and how you live your life. I love getting to know my patients, and I realize you’re going through something that’s frightening and sometimes very serious. I will listen to you and try to understand how you feel and how you are affected by your diagnosis and treatment, so we can make the best decisions together.
I’ve loved science since I was little; I was one of those nerdy, studious kids. One of my former patients affectionately called me her “nerdologist,” which I loved. I practice oncology because it lets me use my love of science and knowledge to help people; I want to use what I’ve learned and work hard to try and help you. Being an oncologist reminds me how lucky I am and makes me appreciate what I have. I enjoy being able to combine the advances in science with personal, compassionate care to help my patients through illness.
Area of Clinical Practice
Brain cancer, neurology, neuro-oncology
Recent advances in imaging, molecular biology and immunology are on the cusp of making tremendous strides in improving survival and quality of life for people with cancer, and I want to be a part of achieving those goals.
When I am not seeing patients, I conduct translational and clinical research on molecular biology, immunology and advanced imaging techniques for patients with primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors, as well as neurologic complications of cancer treatment (such as neuropathy and paraneoplastic syndromes). For the future of cancer care, I hope we can improve diagnosis, treatment, survival and quality of life at every stage of illness.
Baltimore School of Medicine
New York University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Neuro-Oncology, 2011, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
Neurology, 2009, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Internship, St. Luke's, Roosevelt Hospital Center
Seattle Met's 2018 Top Doctors award
Dr. Graber has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award.
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