- Palliative Medicine
- Medical Research
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Integrative Oncology
I am currently an associate professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and the Parker Hannifin-Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation Professor of Integrative Oncology. Additionally, I serve as the Director of Supportive and Integrative Oncology at the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (SCC), and as Director of the Case Center for Integrative Oncology at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. In these roles, I am involved in clinical, research and educational programs related to integrative oncology. My gastrointestinal clinical practice focuses on the treatment of hepatobiliary cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma.
One of my research interests is investigating natural products as a source for drug development, and have been actively researching mistletoe extracts for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. Additionally, I am involved in clinical research evaluating the benefits of acupuncture and meditation to help treat symptoms commonly experienced by cancer patients such as pain and anxiety. We are interested in treating chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with acupuncture and are examining ways to optimize meditation techniques for cancer patients to be more efficient and effective for stress management.