Biography & Education

I believe in patient centered, personalized care driven by the best data available.
Position Summary Dr.
  • Hematology
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Oncology - Medical
Education Background
Medical School Duke University School of Medicine
Residency Stanford University Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • English
Professional Associations
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Personal Interests
Masters rowing with Sammamish Rowing Association, skiing, boating, travel, reading fiction

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Suite 1090
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-4201
Accepting Medicaid



Breast Cancer Survival Guide: Physical & Clinical Updates

February 07, 2014

A diagnosis of breast cancer sets into motion a whirlwind of appointments, tests, surgeries and possibly chemotherapy and radiation treatment. A new study reviewed the timeline between surgery and initiating chemotherapy for different subtypes of breast cancer and found a survival advantage when chemotherapy was initiated within 30 days of surgery. Although treating within the 30-60 post-surgical window did not show a statistically significant survival advantage, there is a trend towards better outcomes. Exceeding 60 days post treatment had a negative impact on survival. The clinical impact of timing is most relevant for patients with stage II and III breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer and HER2-positive tumors.
Treatment for breast cancer can be exhausting and take a toll on the physical health of patients as treatment ends and they begin post-treatment life. Cancer...


  • Hematology
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Oncology - Medical
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Institute
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Therapy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • General Medical Oncology
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hematology
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Palliative Care
  • Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Thrombotic Disorders