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Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sites of Practice
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington Medical Center

Personal Interests:

Enjoys golfing, hiking, skiing, backpacking, biking, family and photography.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

I wanted to help women facing a cancer diagnosis. I loved being able to provide total oncology care - both surgery and chemotherapy.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

The ability to combine research into my daily practice to deliver the most cutting edge clinical care. The research informs my clinical decisions and the clinical care motivates and directs my research efforts. The best part is being surrounded by so many smart, talented researchers, clinicians and staff. I have the best job in the world.

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?

The great outdoors.

What inspires you?

My patients.

Research Interests: 

Genetics, personalized therapy for gynecologic cancers, harnessing DNA repair defects to treat cancers, ovarian cancer prevention and early detection, genomics and predictors of response to therapy, clinical trials.

Clinical Interests: 

Ovarian cancer therapy.
Cancer prevention.

Board Certification: 
Gynecologic Oncology, 2003
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2001

Washington, 1992

Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, Washington University SOM, St. Louis, MO, 1999
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1996
Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA , 1993
MD, University of California, School of Medicine, San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1992

Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors, Gynecologic Oncology, 2020

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Puget Sound Oncology Consortium

Date Joined UW Medicine: 1999

Languages: English, French, Spanish

My NCBI: My NCBI Bibliography