University of Colorado Cancer Center
CU Anschutz Medical Campus1665 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center - Anschutz1635 Aurora Ct 3rd Floor, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
I take care of patients with all kinds of bone and soft tissue tumors and cancers, including sarcomas, desmoid tumors, GIST, and PVNS (tenosynovial giant cell tumor). I an an expert not only in standard chemotherapy treatments, but also am active in clinical trials including immunotherapy, and personalized/precision medicine.
I believe that medicine, especially cancer medicine, is best practiced as a partnership between doctors, researchers, and patients. Decisions are always best made as a team effort, taking into account every aspect of a patient's unique situation!
- Medical Oncology ( 2011 )
Conditions & Treatments
Bone Cancer, Chemotherapy, Sarcoma
Interests & Activities
I enjoy hiking and camping, my Peloton bike, and I love traveling! I have also recently picked back up playing piano, a hobby and passion that has been on the back burner since medical school.
I am active with several patient-initiated foundations as an advisory board member, helping to empower patients, families and advocates to advance research to find a cure for sarcomas.
Education & Training
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2006)
BS, Bates College (ME) (2001)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2007)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2009)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2013)
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Member
Research & Grants
Enhancing Efficacy of Checkpoint Inhibitors with VEGF Blockade in Sarcomas (2019)
Boosting Tumor Immunogenicity to Enhance Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Soft Tissue Sarcomas (2020)
Toxicity and Biodistribution of CD8a:MyD88 Engineered Autologous T Cells in Mouse Models of Melanoma and Fibrosarcoma (2020)
The Role of MYC Amplification in Shaping the Osteosarcoma Tumor Microenvironment (2022)
Research Interests for Patients
Laboratory investigation of sarcoma immune microenvironment and immunotherapy combinations.