I am a radiation oncologist and palliative care physician with an interest in improved care for patients with advanced cancer and incurable disease. I believe that a focus on understanding the goals and identity of an individual patient can help medical decisions fall easily into place.
My goal is to promote whole-person care with expert pain and symptom management in cancer clinics. This includes addressing the unmet need for palliative radiotherapy, as well as improving the comprehensiveness and quality of cancer centre interactions.
I completed residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto (Princess Margaret and Sunnybrook Cancer Centres), including a term as chief resident. I also completed fellowship training at McMaster University to obtain a second designation in palliative medicine.
I currently specialize in treating genitourinary (prostate, kidney and bladder) cancer, head and neck cancer, and hematologic cancers (lymphoma, myeloma) with radiation therapy, at BC Cancer - Victoria. I also care for patients at Victoria Hospice for acute pain and symptom management needs, hospice / end of life-care, and work on-call for the community with a multi-disciplinary palliative response team.