I believe that medicine, especially cancer medicine, is best practiced as a partnership between doctors, researchers, and patients. Decisions are always best made as a team effort, taking into account every aspect of a patient’s unique situation!
My husband and I love fishing and boating, and now are getting into exploring the incredible outdoor activities, including hiking, off-roading in our Jeep, learning to ski, and just being outside!
Qualifications and experience
- Cancers, Cancers - Bone Cancer, Cancers - Chemotherapy, Cancers - Sarcoma, Medical Oncology
- Languages spoken
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2013)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2007)
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2006)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2009)
Bates College (ME) (2001)
- Clinical interest for patients
I take care of patients with all kinds of bone and soft tissue tumors and cancers, including sarcomas, desmoid tumors, GIST, and PVNS (tenosynovial giant cell tumor). I an an expert not only in standard chemotherapy treatments, but also am active in clinical trials including immunotherapy, and personalized/precision medicine.
- Research interest for patients
Laboratory investigation of sarcoma immune microenvironment and immunotherapy combinations.
- Volunteer activities
I am active with several patient-initiated foundations as an advisory board member, helping to empower patients, families and advocates to advance research to find a cure for sarcomas.