Research Summary

I am an experienced hematologist in a comprehensive cancer center with clinical and research expertise in hematologic malignancies, cell therapies and stem cell transplantation. I have extensive clinical and research training in these areas and in genetic pharmacoepidemiology, in which I hold a Master’s degree. I have conducted and consulted on numerous clinical research endeavors in patients with hematologic malignancies, and I am currently the Director of the Baszucki Lymphoma Therapeutic Initiative and the hematology clinical research co-chair at UCSF. I have collaborated with colleagues across departments and institutions (BMT-CTN and ALLIANCE) to conduct studies and perform data analysis on several aspects and phases of therapy for these patients. My personal area of interest involves the identification and characterization of genetic determinants of response to and toxicity from cancer therapy.


Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, BA, 1993, Cum Laude, Biochemistry
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, MD, 1998, Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, MSCE, 2005, Pharmacogenetics/Epidemiology

Honors & Awards

  • 1992
    Phi Beta Kappa, Z of Ohio
  • 1993
    Departmental honors and Cum Laude, Oberlin College
  • 1994 - 1998
    Nicholplus Interschool Fellowship, Columbia University
  • 1995
    McGraw-Hill Publishers Award, Columbia University
  • 1996
    Grove memorial Scholarship, Columbia University
  • 1997
    Alpha Omega Alpha, A of New York
  • 1998
    The Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award
  • 2004
    Pharmacoepidemiology Training Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2012
    Hematology Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2013
    Marc A. Shuman Mentoring Award, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • 2015
    Bay Area Man of the Year, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society