My clinical interest is in stem cell transplantation & cellular therapy for relapsed or refractory pediatric cancers.
It is amazing to look back 30-40 years and see how much progress we have made in the clinical care of pediatric patients with cancer. My goal, both clinically and through my research, is to continue to improve survival rates and figure out how to minimize toxicities of our cancer fighting therapies. I believe that this progress includes both the use of new/novel treatment options, as well as collaborating with families to determine the best care plan for their children.
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my kids, yoga, snowboarding, listening to music, running, learning about different cultures and watching action movies.
I enjoy sharing my research with people! As a kid, I knew I wanted to be a doctor, but wasn't sure what the role was for research in medicine. In medical school I realized that research is about finding creative and thoughtful ways to solve my patients' medical problems. The majority of my volunteering is centered around sharing how exciting the immune system is and how it can be harnessed to fight cancer.
Suppressive tumor associated macrophages & tumor infiltrating myeloid derived cells, Women in medicine/science, Hematopoietic stem cell transplant & cellular therapy