I chose medicine as a career because I enjoy working at the interface of patient care and scientific discovery. I chose to pursue infectious training at the University of Washington and Fred Hutch due to the international reputation of their faculty. The multidisciplinary approach to science is tremendous here, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with such a wide breadth of faculty members whose expertise spans many fields. My research focuses on the kinetics of viral replication and immunological response to viral infections, particularly herpes simplex virus. I design mathematical models that attempt to explain clinical and laboratory findings in greater depth. Infectious diseases will always present a challenge for human health. I look forward to a time when a detailed quantitative understanding of pathogen behavior and human immunologic response can be used to inform therapeutic and vaccine trial design.
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.