I’m a medical oncologist who treats patients with kidney cancer and melanoma. I’m particularly interested in the application of immune therapies to treat cancer. At Fred Hutch, we aim to give you access to promising new treatments like these by offering you the option to participate in clinical trials. We want to present these opportunities to you right away, instead of having you wait. In the past, it could take days for newly diagnosed patients to obtain opinions from multiple specialists. Now we’re hopeful you can get all the information you need in a single visit to the Kidney Cancer Multispecialty Clinic or the Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic to begin making informed decisions about your care. After helping to design your initial treatment plan, I continue working closely with your other specialists to provide coordinated care throughout your time as a patient.
My goal is to keep you in control of your cancer journey. I believe patient education is a critical part of cancer care. Knowledge is power. What I love about working at Fred Hutch is our multidisciplinary clinic. You’re anxious to be seen as quickly as possible. By having specialists work together, we’re accelerating timelines. In a single appointment, you’re evaluated by me or another medical oncologist, a urologist and a radiation oncologist. Receiving opinions from three specialty providers in real time is a great advantage for you and your referring physician, because a comprehensive treatment plan is laid out very quickly. With this streamlined approach, we hope you’ll know of every available treatment option from your very first visit.
Area of clinical practice
Kidney cancer, skin cancers
Kidney cancer and melanoma
I am involved in the clinical application and translational study of natural or induced T-cell immunotherapy targeting renal cell carcinoma, kidney cancer and melanoma for Fred Hutch clinical trials. In addition to working in the Clinical Research Division, I am also an associate professor at the UW School of Medicine.
Washington University School of Medicine
Barnes Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Medical Oncology and Hematology-Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2003, 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.