Each patient has their own story. Every first appointment with a patient and their loved ones has a lot of impact on me as a provider. It is when we discuss things about themselves, their worries and concerns, and questions they have about their diagnosis and treatment process. I see it as a chance to understand what matters to them while also providing answers.
I take great satisfaction when patients feel more informed and in control after that first visit. Being a partner with each patient through their treatment is a unique opportunity and the most rewarding part of my job.
I believe patients should be key participants in their care and that the patient/physician partnership is very important. I strive to always have an in-depth discussion of a patient's diagnosis and treatment options. Open communication is essential to the success of any treatment.
Area of Clinical Practice
Medical oncology, benign (classical) and malignant hematology
I am a hematologist-oncologist who sees patients at Fred Hutch at UW Medical Center – Northwest.
I treat a wide variety of hematologic and oncologic disorders. I have had extensive clinical and research training in genitourinary oncology focused on prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer, learning from world leaders in this cancer subspecialty. Genitourinary oncology includes a variety of cancer types with unique tumor characteristics, patient impacts, treatments and outcomes. I also treat other solid tumors, such as breast, lung and gastrointestinal, as well as skin cancers and blood disorders. I have been involved in various trials in genitourinary oncology during my training, and my research training also includes clinical trial design. I was privileged to be selected as one of the participants in the ASCO/AACR Methods of Clinical Cancer Research as a senior fellow.
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.
Saint Louis University
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
University of Colorado
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017; Board Eligible Hematology and Medical Oncology, 2023
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, 2018–2019
Selected for AACR/ASCO Workshop in Methods of Clinical Cancer Research, “Vail Workshop” 2022
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.