I am an interventional radiologist. I use CT, MRI, ultrasound, or x-ray (fluoroscopy) to perform minimally invasive procedures, including locally directed, highly selective cancer therapies, venous sampling for endocrine tumors, and image-guided biopsy. By using state-of-the-art technologies, I can navigate needles and catheters to locations throughout the body to deliver treatments. My clinical focus is in breast cancer and endocrine disorders.
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As a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering breast cancer multi-disciplinary team, I work closely with breast oncologists to provide image-guided biopsy and palliative treatments. I offer local treatments to metastatic tumors in the liver, lung, and other organs. I also specialize in the diagnosis of endocrine disorders, and perform selective venous sampling to aid in the diagnosis of pituitary, adrenal, and pancreatic tumors, and parathyroid adenomas. By localizing these hormone-secreting tumors, I can provide surgeons critical information to allow for more selective resections.
My research interests focus on developing new effective treatments for breast cancer. I am an investigator on trials using combination therapy involving immunotherapy with local thermal ablation to one tumor to fight metastases throughout the body. I am specifically interested in using radiation therapy delivered through the arteries supplying tumors to treat liver metastases from breast cancer.
After graduating from Harvard University, I earned my MD/PhD at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and Neuroscience Graduate Program. I completed a transitional year internship with emphasis on medical and surgical oncology at MSK. I completed my radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After working as an attending interventional radiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, I returned to MSK to join the Interventional Radiology Service.
- Clinical Expertise: Image-guided Intervention, with a Focus on Breast Oncology, Endocrinology, and Hepatic Malignancy
- Awards and Honors: Kathyrn Grupe Award for Alzheimer’s Research (2006); NYU Healthcare Innovation Makerthon Pitch-Off winner (2015); NYU Healthcare Innovation Makerthon Finale winner (2015)
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, PhD, University of California (San Francisco)
- Residencies: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowships: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications: Radiology; Interventional Radiology
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