I have been at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey since 2008 after completing a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I am originally from Vancouver, Canada and moved to the U.S. in 1992. I received my medical degree from Columbia University and completed my residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.
Working closely with other experts across all disciplines at the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, I help educate patients about treatment options available to them, including clinical trials, and I offer treatment for all stages of breast cancer. I am also the director of the medical oncology fellowship program at CINJ which serves to train and educate the next generation of oncologists.
I have a particular interest in the difficulties that survivors of breast cancer face, often as a direct result of their cancer treatment. I am collaborating with colleagues at the Kessler Foundation to investigate the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive and functional behavior in patients who have completed therapy for early-stage breast cancer (a phenomenon commonly referred to as “chemo-brain”).
I understand that treating cancer is much more than simply treating the disease. After receiving a cancer diagnosis, one’s life is forever changed. I see my role as an oncologist as not only treating the cancer itself but also addressing the psychological and emotional impact this disease has on each person.
Breast cancer, clinical trials
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