I am a board-certified radiation oncologist who cares for children and young adults with cancer, including all tumors arising in the head and neck. I am a member of the pediatric, head and neck, ophthalmic, and bone marrow transplant disease management teams, and work very closely with surgeons and medical oncologists in these specialties.
I have extensive experience treating rare diseases in young people such as sarcomas, brain tumors, neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, lymphoma, and leukemia. Radiation therapy is an extremely powerful tool for these tumors, but young patients are especially sensitive to long-term side effects. I therefore approach each patient as a unique individual, carefully designing a highly customized radiation therapy plan to maximize the benefits of treatment while minimizing side effects. I am a leader in the use of targeted approaches such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, and intra-operative radiation therapy for pediatric cancers and for head and neck tumors in adults.