Patients with cancer, and their families, need a lot of attention and support. I cherish the memories of caring for patients, whatever their situation, and getting to know their families. It gives me a sense of achievement to develop this relationship while also sharing my knowledge.
I have retained many great friendships with patients, and we have met to catch up after their treatment was done.
I was originally fascinated by the pathophysiology of the gastric vascular system – the blood vessels that serve our digestive organs. It’s very complicated and quite interesting to me. When I was in training, I realized there was a lot to be done in the world of gastrointestinal oncology. We’ve had a lot of advances in cancer care, especially in immunotherapy, but these advances have been more focused in other areas, such as lung cancer. I saw there was a lot that could be done.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am a medical oncologist who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
I have experience designing clinical trials for colorectal cancer. I am motivated to contribute to research and contribute to improving patient outcomes and people’s quality of life.
National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education, Experience and Certifications
Sonia Stupniker, MD Library Award, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2020
Young Achiever Award, American College of Physicians, 2019
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.