I am a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with lung cancer. I am part of a team of physicians from multiple disciplines — including thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pathology and interventional radiology — who meet weekly and collaborate to determine the optimal treatment plan for our patients. As part of our suite of treatment options, my colleagues and I run and participate in a multitude of clinical trials, all of which are available to patients who qualify and wish to participate. These trials range from therapeutic trials evaluating new treatment approaches to translational trials that help us learn more about lung cancer.
In the clinic, my team and I focus on personalizing our care for each patient not only to his or her type of cancer and its genetics but to the patient’s personal circumstances, beliefs, and wishes. We consider a patient's disease characteristics and biological characteristics in light of the priorities of each patient and his or her family, and discuss treatment options — including clinical trial opportunities when appropriate — to provide the best care for our patients as we work with them to fight their cancer.