I am the Director of the Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Our Survivorship Center consists of nearly 100 clinicians and researchers focused on improving the health and long-term outcomes of cancer survivors.
I also serve as the Director of the Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program. This program provides follow-up care for adults of all ages who had cancer during their childhood, adolescent, or young adult years. In addition to providing health care for cancer survivors, I am a National Cancer Institute-supported independent investigator leading studies to better understand long-term health problems related to cancer and its treatment. We have three primary areas of focus: (1) identifying the risk of cardiovascular disease following cancer therapy, and learning how to modify it; (2) promoting cancer screening, such as screening for breast cancer in survivors who were treated with radiation to the chest (a common component of Hodgkin’s lymphoma therapy); and (3) optimizing follow-up care for cancer survivors, including increasing awareness of such care among their primary care physicians.
- Clinical Expertise: Adult survivors of pediatric and young adult cancers
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
- Residencies: McLennan County Family Practice Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
- Fellowships: National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Radiation Epidemiology Branch
- Board Certifications: Family Medicine
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.