My goal is to be kind and direct with people. Patients want an honest assessment of what’s going on and to know their options. I want to help people understand their diagnoses so they can make good decisions about how to manage their care. If I can’t explain it to them in a way that makes sense to them, then I’m not doing my job right. I take great satisfaction in being an educator for my patients.
I like people. I like my patients. I appreciate the intensity of our interaction and hearing their stories. Intellectually, I like puzzles; I like finding solutions for problems.
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Area of Clinical Practice
General medical oncology, benign and malignant hematology
I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Peninsula.
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.
University of California, San Diego
University of Illinois
University of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine
Stanford University, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology
Internal Medicine, 2001; Hematology, 2004; Medical Oncology 2006, American Board of Internal Medicine
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