Before I started medical school, I had the opportunity to work in a research lab that studied the development of blood vessels in tumors. Many of the lab’s ongoing projects were being translated into novel therapeutics. Becoming an oncologist was a way I could help bring those therapies to patients. As my training progressed, I worked in oncology clinics and witnessed the translation from bench to bedside firsthand. That experience inspired me to work directly with patients while also exploring novel treatments for lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia through clinical trials.
Every person handles their cancer diagnosis differently; it can set off a wide range of feelings and life changes that are unique to each individual. I enjoy connecting with patients and families, learning about your goals for care, your hopes, your plans for the future and your concerns. It is my job to help you understand and feel comfortable with your treatment plan, whether you’re receiving a standard therapy, choosing a novel approach or participating in a clinical trial.
Area of clinical practice
Lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia
I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). I am also involved in clinical research for these diseases. While many excellent therapies are available for CLL and lymphomas, they don’t work for every patient. I conduct clinical trials to optimize treatments and bring novel therapeutic agents to the clinic.
Boston University School of Medicine
Washington University, Saint Louis
Stanford University, Hematology-Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2017; Hematology, 2017; 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.