My mother-in-law was diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer the summer before I started medical school. My wife and I were on a road trip across the country when we got that dreaded phone call, and our lives were changed forever. Going through the highs and lows of the journey firsthand showed me the tremendous impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on patients and their loved ones. It helped me appreciate the possible challenges, and it also motivated me to provide the best care I can. I often put myself in the shoes of patients — if they were my family, what would I want doctors to do for us?
An evidence-based approach in a multidisciplinary setting is the best way to provide optimal care to patients. My background as a scientist helps me assess clinical evidence and have a balanced discussion with patients. I take pride in providing high-quality care while keeping my patients informed.
Area of Clinical Practice
Genitourinary cancers, gynecological cancers, high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), proton therapy
I am a physician who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Proton Therapy.
I have a long-standing interest in advanced imaging, including multiparametric MRI, prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET/CT) and MRI-guided radiotherapy. I have been a co-investigator on multiple phase I/II and phase III clinical trials. I am also an investigator of the international Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials in Cancer of the Prostate (MARCAP) consortium and have led a few meta-analyses answering important clinical questions.
I have had close family members who battled prostate cancer, so treating it is personal for me. I am also proud to offer complex interstitial brachytherapy for gynecological cancer patients.
Our multidisciplinary teams collaborate closely on one goal: to beat cancer.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles, Radiation Oncology
PhD, Cellular and Molecular Medicine/ Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Conquer Cancer Merit Award, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, 2022
Early Career Oncologist Award, American Radium Society, 2022
Novocure Travel Grant, The Radiation Oncology Summit, American College of Radiation Oncology, 2022
Best Abstract Award, The Radiation Oncology Summit, American College of Radiation Oncology, 2022
Best Clinical Abstract Resident Challenge Award, The Radiosurgery Society, 2021
Persky Research Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2015
Thomas D. Pollard Scholar, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011
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.
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