Doctor Profile | The Medical City

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Conditions & Treatments


endometrial cancer

breast cancer

platelet disorder

kidney cancer

stomach cancer


colon cancer

bleeding tendency

bladder cancer

esophageal cancer

hematologic malignancies

multiple myeloma

pancreatic cancer

white blood cell disorders

prostate cancer

liver cell cancer

ovarian cancer

lung cancer


head and neck cancer

carcinoid tumor


lumpectomy of breast

cancer chemotherapy


Biography & Credentials

About Me

After multiple close family members were diagnosed with cancer, I knew I wanted to be a doctor—specifically, an oncologist. During medical school, I became fascinated with the science behind oncologic diseases, which continues to advance at an outstanding rate. As I began to care for patients during my internal medicine residency and hematology–oncology fellowship, I realized the field of medical oncology is a unique intersection of medicine, science, and compassion. I feel deeply privileged to help care for patients who have cancer.

I treat patients who have malignancies arising in the chest, including lung cancer, thymic cancer, and head and neck cancer. My team and I focus on providing the highest quality, patient-centered care. We use a multidisciplinary approach within a team-oriented environment. Every treatment plan is uniquely tailored to each patient.

In my approach to patient care, I’m very aware that cancer occurs in the context of the rest of a person’s life. My goal is to allow patients to live their lives as normally as possible while receiving appropriate treatment. I also recognize the effect cancer can have—not only on the patient, but on their family members and loved ones—and take into account all of these important considerations when developing treatment plans. I see myself, my patients, their family members, and other specialists who are involved in my patients’ care as being part of a team.


Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2008
American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology), 2008


Fellowship, The Medical City, Hematology/Oncology, 2008
Residency, The Medical City, Internal Medicine, 2005
MD from SUNY - Buffalo, 2001

HMO Accreditation

This provider accepts the following HMO plans:



Breast Cancer Screening Utilization And Understanding Of Current Guidelines Among Rural U.S. Women With Private Insurance

Peppercorn, Jeffrey; Houck, Kevin; Beri, Nina; Villagra, Victor; Wogu, Adane F; Lyman, Gary H; Wheeler, Stephanie B

Breast Cancer Research & Treatment. 2015 Oct ; 153(3):659-67

Metabolite Signatures Of Exercise Training In Human Skeletal Muscle Relate To Mitochondrial Remodelling And Cardiometabolic Fitness

Huffman, Kim M; Koves, Timothy R; Hubal, Monica J; Abouassi, Hiba; Beri, Nina; Bateman, Lori A; Stevens, Robert D; Ilkayeva, Olga R; Hoffman, Eric P; Muoio, Deborah M; Kraus, William E

Diabetologia. 2014 Nov ; 57(11):2282-95

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