Health is such a personal matter, especially when it comes to something like cancer. So it is very important to me to collaborate with patients and their families, as well as my colleagues, to form the most successful individualized plan for each patient.
One very special memory I have is of a woman I took care of after a blood and marrow transplant. She was a young mom with little kids and a husband at home, and she had large photos hanging in her room of Hawaii, Greece, Costa Rica and all the other places she wanted to take her family after treatment. Her attitude brightened my days. I was a student at the time, so I moved on from that hospital right around the time she went home. I learned a few months later that she’d sent a postcard from Greece.
Whether it’s traveling or getting to watch a movie with your family from the comfort of your own home, medicine is about giving people the ability to do what they love with people they care about.
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.
I would like patients to know they are the reason I chose to do this job. The relationships I form with patients and their families are so special to me. I not only care about successfully treating their cancer, but also about them living their lives to the fullest. I want patients to be able to do the things that make their lives meaningful.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Physician Assistant, 2023, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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