Dr. Fink brings a rich and very varied background. She graduated from the University La Sapienza in Rome Italy in 1985. She completed a residency in Pathology and internship in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. She then pursued a residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore Hospital and Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York, completed in 1992. She did her fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, including rotations at USC, Los Angeles, Scripps Memorial Hospital Dept. of Oncology in La Jolla, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, completed in 1995.
She passed her boards of Internal Medicine (1992, 2012) and Medical Oncology (1995, 2005).
She served as active duty military in the Navy during her fellowship in San Diego and subsequently as a member of the Internal Medicine Staff and medical Oncology from 1995 to 2002.
She returned to California in 2002 and worked as a hematologist/Oncologist and Internist with a single specialty groups in Orange County until 2012.
She joined our group in 12/2012 after moving to San Diego, the city of her dreams.
Besides her medical degree, Dr. Fink also has a Master Degree in Social Work and has worked extensively in the field of medical and psychiatric social work. Because of her varied background she had achieved a rich balance in the art and science of medicine.
She is an extremely dedicated professional and patient advocate. She is very honest and direct in her communication with patients and colleagues. She has a deep appreciation of the partnership between patient and physician in the course of care. She believes that recognizing the psychological impact on the patient and his social milieu is a paramount aspect of the treating relationship.
Her interests include general hematology/oncology and palliative care and medical ethics. She also loves to utilize whenever possible pet therapy with those patient who are animal lovers, as she feels that the pet helps to break the ice and facilitates encounters.
Hematology-Oncology, Internal Medicine