Utilizing my own and others’ cutting-edge research, it is my great privilege to lead a Psycho-Oncology treatment team that incorporates a wide array of treatment options aimed at improving cancer patients’ mental and physical health. My specific approach is to understand patients’ cancer experiences – both from their own perspective as well as their medical course – as comprehensively as possible to tailor an approach that best suits their needs and will optimize their health outcomes. The cancer experience is a pivotal and vulnerable time in a patient’s life – I am truly honored and love working with individuals during this period with the shared goal of improving not only their quality of life, but their disease course as well.
Utilizing my own and others’ cutting-edge research, it is my great privilege to lead a Psycho-Oncology treatment team that incorporates a wide array of treatment options aimed at improving cancer…
As a dual-boarded Internist and Psychiatrist with additional research training in psychoneuroimmunology and clinical and translational science, I specialize in Psycho-Oncology. With a specific interest in cancer psychiatry, I am the Medical Director of the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Psycho-Oncology Program and also lead an NIH-funded biobehavioral oncology research program. My goal is to better understand the biological relationship between the brain and the body in the cancer setting so we might best intervene to improve mental health and clinical cancer outcomes. My research continually informs my clinical practice and allows me to deliver cutting-edge treatment options. I serve patients throughout the Froedtert system, with an office-based outpatient practice at Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center.
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Education & Training
Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - WI - Doctor of Medicine - (2004)
Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - WI - Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science - (2015)
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago - IL - Residency in Internal Medicine & Psychiatry - (2004-2009)
University of Rochester National Institute of Mental Health - Rochester - NY - Research Fellowship - Department of Psychiatry - (2009-2011)