I treat my patients as I would treat my own family, striving to be frank and compassionate. I had a patient who had a diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer at 87 years old and was given a prognosis of six months from another provider. Fortunately, she responded to treatment and did well for many years, and when she came for her follow-up appointments, everyone was surprised to learn she was over 90. I was happy we were able to help her.
I had just started medical school when my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. This was a profound turning point in my life. My goal is to fight cancer and make a meaningful difference for patients.
Area of clinical practice
Head and neck cancer, thoracic cancer
I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutch at UW Medical Center - Montlake.
I have been a principal investigator on many clinical trials.
Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2007; ABIM Internal Medicine, 2004
Vitality Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2020
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