Patient Care Bio
While the doctor-patient relationship is one of potential intensity and privacy, the best patient care comes from teamwork, which values all who contribute to achieving high-quality care with compassion. Providing patients and their families with the knowledge and means to be partners in care is one of my key roles as a physician.
When a patient is diagnosed with a blood cancer or chronic blood condition, it is often the start of a new journey that will be the beginning of great change. Walking with patients through this journey from start to finish, and offering therapy and guidance along the way, is a source of professional and personal satisfaction for me. Hematology/oncology is a field where clinical and basic research can be rapidly applied to improve outcomes and quality of life.
I grew up in the Midwest, but have lived in Rochester since I began my post-doctoral medical training. My association with Strong, the University of Rochester and the people in our community and surrounding areas has enriched my life. I feel privileged to work in such a wonderful environment. I have expertise in novel therapies for acute myeloid leukemia, stem cell mobilization and homing, as well as stem cell transplantation.
Conditions I Treat
- Leukemia, all types
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Multiple myeloma
- Stem cell transplantation
|Gilda's Club of Rochester Jacob Gitelman Award
|Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Teaching Award
|Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation Gordon Forgash Research Award
||2005 - 2007
|Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellowship | University of Rochester Department of Medicine
||2004 - 2006
|Leukemia Society of America, Clinical Scholar Award
||1998 - 2003
|Leukemia Society of America Special Fellowship
||1989 - 1992
|James P. Wilmot Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship
||1989 - 1992
|American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship Award
||1987 - 1988