I am a hematologist and a retired professor emeritus specializing in treating multiple myeloma. I am an active member of the International Myeloma Society, American Society of Transplantation and Cell Therapies, and American Society of Hematology. I grew up knowing I want to be a physician; I was encouraged by my mother and became the first physician in my family. I was drawn to hematology as a specialty when I did a hematology rotation during my internship.
As an academic, I have many publications that I hope will have a lasting impact, especially in treating multiple myeloma.
When treating patients, I go beyond just their hematologic abnormality and ask about other medical problems and physical and psychological health. I believe there is a greater success rate in treating hematologic concerns when considering a person's entire wellbeing. I value partnering with my patients to make the best treatment decisions while including education and respect.
I pride myself on keeping up to date with new medication and treatment options to offer the best care. I love working for Novant Health and delivering patient-centered care with our physician group.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy being close to my children and grandchildren. I enjoy playing ukulele, guitar and making things with wood, including toys and furniture. I like hiking in the mountains and playing soccer.
Special Interests: Malignant Hematology, Multiple Myeloma, Cellular Therapy, CAR-T
Additional Languages Spoken: Arabic, Hebrew