I specialize in caring for children with neuroblastoma and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) related plexiform neurofibromas. I research novel therapies and targeted radiotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, particularly high-risk neuroblastoma. I am also investigating the development of targeted therapies for NF1 related plexiform neurofibromas.
My interest in clinical practice and research stems from my love and desire to care for children and help their families. I have a strong determination to make a difference in the lives of every individual. The ultimate research goal is to find a cure for these disorders.
In addition, in my role as associate director for Safety and Compliance, I have spearheaded efforts to reduce chemotherapy errors. In this effort, I have led a multi-disciplinary team that has significantly and consistently improved our safety around chemotherapy.
I am certified in Pediatrics (1996, 2002) and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (2000, 2007, 2019) by the National Medical Board. My work is published in many well-respected journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Bone Marrow Transplantation, BMJ Quality and Safety, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Clinical Cancer Research, American Journal of Medical Genetics and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cancer and Blood Diseases, Neuroblastoma, Neurofibromatosis, Rasopathy
Oncology, Cancer and Blood Diseases