The field of oncology blends my commitment to the physical, emotional and social well being of my patients with my interest in the science of medicine. I work closely with each patient to jointly decide the best course of treatment for that individual.
After growing up in Los Angeles, I spent 8 years in school on the east coast. I received my undergraduate education at Princeton University, after which I attended Harvard Medical School. Upon my subsequent return to Los Angeles, I completed my internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA. My medical oncology fellowship and my hematology and bone marrow transplantation fellowship were at the City of Hope National Medical Center, where I remained as a staff physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research until 1999, participating in patient care and clinical research.
To date, I have authored or coauthored more than 70 publications and have participated in numerous clinical trials.
My passion for patient education has led me to participate in radio and television programs informing the public about various cancer-related issues.
My personal interests include cooking, movies and travel. I am an avid sports fan who enjoys fitness and outings with my dogs.
This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.
- Oncology & Hematology
- Internal Medicine