Throughout my medical career, I have been inspired by the strength and resilience of oncology and hematology patients. I learn from my patients on a daily basis how to negotiate the balance between what we can control in life and what we can’t. The most rewarding aspect of my job is the unique bond that comes from working with patients and their family members during what is often one of the most challenging times of their lives.
I believe that honest, straightforward communication is key to providing compassionate, comprehensive and highly personalized care. I strive to learn from, educate and collaborate with you in order to mutually formulate treatment plans that incorporate not only the most relevant and up-to-date medical evidence, but also your individual goals and preferences. Rather than always leading the discussion, I often prefer to facilitate it, so that you feel empowered to share what’s important to you.
Blood cancers and non-malignant blood disorders
I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist with Fred Hutch who provides care at UW Medical Center - Northwest. I specialize in treating patients with hematological malignancies, such as lymphoma, as well as other blood disorders. In addition to working directly with patients, I also help coordinate clinical trials at Northwest Hospital in order to offer the most cutting-edge therapies to our patients. My own research interests include exploring novel therapies for hematological malignancies and more personalized, precise treatment options.
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.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Medical Oncology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine; Hematology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, 2013, 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.