I chose hematology-oncology because it is incredibly fulfilling to be there for patients who are going through tough times and to make a real difference in their lives. It's not just about having medical expertise, but also about being compassionate while guiding patients and their families through their experience. There is nothing quite like the feeling of bringing comfort and support to people when they need it most.
My aunt battled multiple myeloma, and close friends have faced breast cancer. These firsthand experiences have reinforced my fundamental approach to patient care: Treat each patient as a family member. I’ve come to understand that every patient’s experience is unique and a road with twists and turns. But everyone benefits from unwavering support. Being there during their highs and lows can be invaluable to someone facing health challenges.
Area of Clinical Practice
Blood and marrow transplantation, immunotherapy
I am a certified physician assistant who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
Kansas State University
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician Assistant, 2023, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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