I am an infectious diseases physician specializing in immunology and cancer-related infections that can occur when chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation compromises the body’s immune system.
My research focuses on how the immune system combats infection and how the microorganisms that normally inhabit the body protect against infection. My laboratory is also investigating mechanisms that prevent invasive fungal infections and the role immune cells called T lymphocytes play in fighting bacterial infections. This work is providing fundamental insights that will enable us to optimize the body’s immune defenses against the range of clinically important infections.
- Clinical Expertise: Infectious Disease
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- Residencies: University of California, San Diego, Medical Center
- Fellowships: University of California, San Diego, Medical Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more