I started out in radiation therapy and worked for a few years in North Carolina, which is where a mentor kept pushing me toward medical school. I saw how radiation oncologists develop very intense relationships with patients, since we see them every day during treatment. I was very inspired by this experience and what we can do for patients using radiation as a tool.
With my specialty in metastatic cancer, we’re not always working with the easiest diagnosis, from both a medical and emotional standpoint. It’s important to offer patient-centered care so we understand people’s goals and how we can help achieve them. I aim to use my knowledge and treatments to get patients where they want to be.
I do clinical research, basic scientific research and translational research to apply discoveries to patient care. What has always kept me going are my relationships with patients - they are the inspiration for what I do.
Areas of Clinical Practice
Metastatic cancers, central nervous system cancers
I am a radiation oncologist who sees patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – Proton Therapy and the South Lake Union Clinic.
I am passionate about advancing new treatments, understanding patients’ needs, and building an infrastructure to provide the best care for patients.
Yale School of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Radiology
Radiation Oncology, 2017, American Board of Radiology
PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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