I am a hematology/oncology physician who treats a wide variety of cancers but specializes in skin cancer, breast cancer, and urologic cancers. I serve in multiple roles at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute including division chief of hematology/oncology, lead of the melanoma disease team, and co-lead of our palliative oncology team. I was instrumental in in the development and integration of a comprehensive skin cancer program here in Lancaster that works closely with our Penn Medicine colleagues in Philadelphia. Our goal is to provide cutting edge skin cancer care closer to home.
I feel passionately that it is important for patients to have a good understanding of their illness, transparency from their treatment team, and be an active participant in making decisions about their care. My team and I strive to provide this level of care for everyone of our patients and their families. My research interests mirror this passion and mainly involves how to improve illness understanding, communication, and ways to integrate Palliative and supportive care early in the care of patients with cancer. I have started a non-profit organization, Oncologist in my Pocket, that educates other healthcare professionals on palliative oncology.
I remain active in oncology at the national level through the American Society of Clinical Oncology. I serve on several of their committees including the Quality Care Symposium planning committee and the Question Writing educational committee. I am also concurrently enrolled in the Isenberg School of Management working towards a MBA.