Jul 22, 2020
The guest of this episode is Heather Wakelee, M.D., a leading specialist in the treatment of lung cancer, thymoma and mesothelioma. Dr. Wakelee has been in practice for nearly two decades at Stanford University, and is currently a fellow of ASCO. She is the physician lead for the thoracic malignancies clinical research group and has developed research programs related to lung cancer and thymoma across multiple areas including clinical trials, translational work, and population sciences. Dr. Wakelee is the Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials, and is the faculty director of the Stanford Cancer Clinical Trials office, as well as the Lead Investigator for ECOG-ACRIN clinical trials group at Stanford. It is a true privilege to receive Dr. Wakelee’s insights.
In this interview, Dr. Wakelee underscores patient-centric care that honors the humanity of the patient; discusses the importance of self-care; notes collaboration and teamwork as essential for true success; and offers encouragement for residents in building their research careers from the ground floor up.
Thank you for tuning into this episode of Medical Mentors with Dr. Wakelee. Enjoy!