My goal is to improve outcomes for patients with lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. To help achieve this, my research has been focused on two aspects.
The first one is to design and conduct clinical trials to examine whether a new therapy for lymphoma is effective. This type of research allows us to bring new therapies to patients, especially those who are actively searching for new treatments.
My second focus is to identify barriers or challenges in the management of lymphoma outside clinical trials and to find possible solutions. Sometimes therapies do not work as well in daily practice as in clinical trials. It is very important for us to better understand the potential explanations of such differences.
My interest in blood cancer/lymphoma began when I was a medical student. I found it very rewarding to take care of patients and to witness people eventually returning to the lives they led prior to their cancer diagnosis. Later, I realized that it was not all satisfying like this, and challenges did arise. These challenges never made me regret my career choice; instead, they have strongly motivated me to pursue meaningful research to improve outcomes.
Area of Clinical Practice
Lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia
I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
The diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma may impact many aspects of life, so it’s important that we focus on each patient’s needs. I work closely with patients to choose the best therapies for them. Treating lymphoma is a unique area that allows me to integrate my passions, interests and skills.
Peking Union Medical College
Brown University, Internal Medicine
Yale University, Hematology/Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine, 2020, American Board of Internal Medicine
PhD, Public Health, Epidemiology
Abstract Achievement Award by American Society of Hematology in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Young Investigator Award by Chinese American Hematologist and Oncologist Network in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award by Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2020
Annual Research Award by Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Yale University in 2023
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