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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Health equity, sarcoma, care delivery improvement

About

I am a medical oncologist with a clinical focus on caring for patients with sarcomas. These are rare and heterogeneous cancers that can affect patients of all ages, including adolescents and young adults. I strive to always listen closely to my patients and address their concerns, while collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and bringing the highest-quality, most cutting-edge medical science to achieve the best possible outcomes for my patients. Equity is a core value for me – at a public institution like the University of North Carolina, it is our job and our privilege to provide the highest quality cancer care to all patients, regardless of their background or circumstances. My goal is to always be in partnership with my patients, navigating the complexities of a cancer journey together, side by side.

I am also a health services researcher, and my work focuses on how to optimize care delivery systems to improve the quality of cancer care for all patients, especially those who have been traditionally underserved. This involves understanding the gaps and barriers within our current delivery systems, followed by the development and testing of interventions to improve those systems. Some of my current projects involve evaluating how to improve the delivery of precision medicine for patients with advanced cancer, developing predictive models to determine what patients are at high risk for complications from cancer therapy and how to reduce that risk, and how to make sarcoma care for young people better aligned with their goals and needs.

Education and Training

  • UndergraduateEmory University, 2009
  • Medical SchoolUniversity of North Carolina, 2015
  • ResidencyUniversity of Washington, 2018
  • FellowshipUniversity of North Carolina, 2022