My interest in hematology began with my graduate research studying white blood cell development. During my time in the lab, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that combined research on blood diseases with caring for patients who have these diseases. As a physician, I get to be both a scientific expert and an advocate for patients like you.
Hematology consultations can be a lot like detective work. I search for the cause and identity of the problems you’re experiencing. Once a diagnosis has been made, we talk about it and discuss the next steps, which may include both established treatment options and newer treatments available only in clinical trials. Sometimes no treatment is needed. I want you to leave with a clear understanding of your diagnosis, an appropriate plan of care and the comfort that comes from being supported by an experienced team of doctors.
Area of clinical practice
Hematologic malignancies, non-malignant hematology
My clinical and research interests include nonmalignant blood disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. I’m a board-certified hematologist at Fred Hutch and a UW associate professor of hematology and medicine. As an expert who studies and treats rare diseases, I work with a broad range of patients, some of whom participate in clinical trials.
My areas of clinical expertise include acquired aplastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, essential thrombocytosis, hairy cell leukemia, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphoproliferative disorder, mastocytosis, myelodysplastic syndrome, myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative syndrome, polycythemia vera and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Hematology
Hematology, 2000, 2010; Internal Medicine, 1998, 2019, American Board of Internal Medicine
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, 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.