I wanted to be able to use my interest in science to help people in a meaningful way. I’ve found that balance as a hematologist-oncologist. Not only do I care for current patients with cancer, I also review past Fred Hutch patients to identify patterns that might predict how we can better treat future patients.
Research is a critical part of my work at Fred Hutch, even though I don’t conduct any laboratory-based research. However, I collaborate with colleagues who do, and I apply their observations and discoveries to patient care. I am involved in several clinical trials testing new treatments for patients with ALL. Clinical trials really help move our field forward and, for some diseases, it’s how we meet unmet needs. However, I understand that a clinical trial may not be the right option for every patient.
Area of clinical practice
Cellular immunotherapy, hematologic malignancies
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
It’s a relatively rare disease, but by coming to a place like Fred Hutch, you’ll have access to teams that focus on one disease, which is a unique approach. I’m a hematologist-oncologist and I work with a team where acute lymphoblastic leukemia is our key focus. In my clinic, it’s literally all that I do.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Internal Medicine
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2013; Hematology, 2013; Internal Medicine, 2010, American Board of Internal Medicine
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