I am a board-certified medical oncologist dedicated to the care of patients with genitourinary malignancies. My clinical focus is the management of advanced cancers of the kidney and urinary tract, including bladder cancer. I work as part of a multidisciplinary team of Memorial Sloan-Kettering surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists; and we collaborate closely to provide the best possible care to our patients and their families.
One of my main research interests is the development of new therapeutic strategies for patients with kidney and bladder cancers using novel, molecularly targeted medications. Through design and conduct of clinical trials, our team aims to improve upon the current standards of care. As an active member of the translational kidney cancer research program, I also collaborate closely with the basic scientists in Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP). Our principal goal is to reach a better understanding of the intricate genomic and molecular background of renal cell carcinoma. We investigate the impact these factors have on the clinical course of our patients and their response to the therapies we administer. Ultimately, our work in the laboratory aims to lay the foundation for a more individualized approach to our patients’ care.