Why did you go into cancer care?
I chose hematology-oncology because of the unique combination of the critical importance of the field and the breadth of the medical and scientific challenges linked to it. Cancer is the leading health problem of the 21st century and at no time in history has the personal care of the individual afflicted with this illness and the solutions to their problems become more pressing.
What is the most rewarding thing about your job?
Cancer is the quintessential multidisciplinary, multi-system illness and collaborative skills and effective team-work in clinical care and translational research is critical to progress. Participating in such teams and caring for unique persons with the illness is the most rewarding aspect of the job.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I particularly enjoy hiking in the mountains and classical piano; I find that these are necessary counterpoints in the practice of oncology.
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