I believe that honest, straightforward communication is key to providing compassionate, comprehensive and highly personalized care. I strive to learn from, educate and collaborate with all my patients.”
What do you enjoy about working with patients who have blood diseases?
Throughout my medical career, I have been inspired by the strength and resilience of oncology and hematology patients. I learn from my patients on a daily basis how to negotiate the balance between what we can control in life and what we can’t. The most rewarding aspect of my job is the unique bond that comes from working with patients and their family members during what is often one of the most challenging times of their lives.
I am a board-certified hematologist-oncologist with SCCA who provides care at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. I specialize in treating patients with hematological malignancies, such as lymphoma, as well as other blood disorders. In addition to working directly with patients, I also help coordinate clinical trials at Northwest Hospital in order to offer the most cutting-edge therapies to our patients. My own research interests include exploring novel therapies for hematological malignancies and more personalized, precise treatment options.
How do you like to work with patients?
I believe that honest, straightforward communication is key to providing compassionate, comprehensive and highly personalized care. I strive to learn from, educate and collaborate with you in order to mutually formulate treatment plans that incorporate not only the most relevant and up-to-date medical evidence, but also your individual goals and preferences. Rather than always leading the discussion, I often prefer to facilitate it, so that you feel empowered to share what’s important to you.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Medical Oncology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine; Hematology, 2016, American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine