I’ve always liked radiology as a field because it focuses on the diagnostic aspect of medicine. Figuring out what’s going on is crucial for effectively treating any condition, and it’s satisfying to help solve those medical puzzles for patients. Breast imaging is a unique subspeciality within radiology because it presents the opportunity to develop relationships with patients over time. I find it very meaningful to work directly with people throughout the continuum of their experience, from screening to diagnosis to treatment.
Making decisions when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis can be fraught. It’s an anxious time, and a time when good communication becomes very important. I focus on being as clear and concise as possible so that you walk out of our appointments feeling like you have the information you need to move forward. Every day, I am humbled by the grace and perseverance of my patients.
Area of clinical practice
I am a board-certified radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. My expertise includes screening mammography and a variety of diagnostic breast procedures. I see patients at Fred Hutch as well as UW Medical Center – Northwest. One of the aspects of my job I enjoy the most is the collaborative nature of our team, which includes a variety of breast cancer specialists. Our singular goal is providing personalized, evidence-based care for every patient.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Boston Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology
University of Chicago, Breast Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology, 2017, American Board of Radiology
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