I believe we all deserve to have more control over our destiny and the way we are perceived… our happiness, fulfilment, our ability to be multi-passionate and have a comfortable retirement. We can’t afford to leave it up to the institutions that too often restrict us, overlook us, or make us feel small.
My unconventional journey into medicine began when I was 5 years old and drowned in the sea on a family holiday. In this moment I discovered my Organic Bravery™ and I have been facing my fears head-on ever since:
Leaving my home town and my family’s farm in my late twenties and moving to the U.S. America with my young son, with just $600 and only a few words of English.
Surviving imbalanced, sometimes toxic hospital culture, leading to discriminatory treatment often resulting in working for weeks and weeks in a row without a single day off.
Smashing through relentless, restrictive layers of political and bureaucratic limitations to achieve the next milestone required to advance my career in medicine and academia.
For three decades, I have fought hard to advance my passion, and find avenues for career progression as a female oncologist and clinical researcher.But the most powerful Organic Bravery™ I’ve experienced hasn’t been my own: it’s belonged to the patients in my care who are too often receiving the worst news of their life. Watching them rise-up with dignity, gravitas and clear-headedness to fight for survival has been the greatest honor of my career, and my life.
Now, I’m pouring this lifetime of research, risk-taking, mentoring and caring into the Doctor Connect.
Here at the Doctor Connect we provide consulting, strategy and support to help physicians like you to break out of the limitations imposed on you by a traditional career in Medicine. Our aim is to combine your hard-earned credentials with your other passions, to help you choose a new label, a new story for yourself and your future that is both meaningful and profitable.
TV host on ABC15
#1 Best Selling Author of the book "The Other Side of Oncology"
Published work in numerous medical and peer-to-peer journals inc Research to Practice, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Health Media's Medical Board
Membership Committee and the Executive Council of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE)
Women’s Faculty Development Caucus Mentoring Committee (WFDC) for medical students and faculty,
Institutional Review Board (IRB), to name a few
an Associate Professor of Medicine,
Certified Teacher-Scholar in cancer education, plus clinical and academic mentor.
Provided groundwork for a physician’s education curriculum in hematology/oncology
an executive and business coach
Served as principal investigator and co-investigator for clinical trials and holds certification in Translational Research in cancer
Plus: National & International media appearances, including FOX News, New York Post, YAHOO, Bloomberg, ABC, NBC, Verywell Health, Forbes.com, News Ticker, The List, Eat This Not That, BestLife, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Business GameChanger and over hundred outlets.