Oncology is a complex and rapidly-changing field built upon decades of scientific inquiry. As a physician-scientist in radiation oncology, I have the opportunity to deliver today’s highest standard of care while conducting research to improve future outcomes. It is both a challenge and a privilege to translate the available clinical and scientific data into a personalized treatment plan for our patients.
I enjoy getting to know my patients, their families and caregivers. In addition to striving to deliver the best clinical care, I’m intrigued by the biology of DNA damage and repair and anti-cancer immunity and have enjoyed laboratory-based training in these fields. We are studying how the body’s response to DNA damage caused by radiation therapy and the associated repair processes can activate anti-cancer immunity. With Dr. Paul Nghiem, I am studying how novel drugs targeting the DNA damage response can help to overcome resistance to immunotherapy in Merkel cell carcinoma.
Skin cancer, head and neck cancers
I am a radiation oncologist who sees patients at South Lake Union, our proton therapy facility and UW Medical Center – Montlake for skin cancer, kidney cancer and head and neck cancers.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
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.