As far back as elementary school, I was drawn to science and medicine, but my interest in becoming a cancer specialist was cemented during college, when I observed my hematologist-oncologist father seeing patients in his office. There, I discovered the unique relationship between an oncologist and patient and learned the importance of treating the whole person and not just an illness. I have the privilege to help and support patients through one of the most challenging times in their lives.
It’s a patient-oriented, collegial place to provide care. I have seen how everyone interacts with patients and their families, as well as their breadth of knowledge and research expertise, and all these things are why I wanted to work side-by-side with other professionals in this environment.
Area of clinical practice
Medical oncology, gastrointestinal malignancies
I am a medical oncologist with both a clinical and research focus on gastrointestinal malignancies. I see patients at South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center.
People come to Fred Hutch for exceptional cancer care, clinical trials and the latest research opportunities from innovative providers. These are absolutely my top goals. But providing a patient-centered approach where I can continue to learn from my patients and get to know them — not just their cancer — is just as important to me.
Chief Medical Resident
University of Washington Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine
Boston Medical Center
New York University School of Medicine
Barnard College of Columbia University
Young Investigator Award, 2017, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Burch-Lodge Research Scholar, 2018, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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.