Oncology Physician Assistant
Department + Services
Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Programs + Specialties
Training + Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies - University of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Medicine | Omaha, NE
Primary Care Associate Program - Stanford University School of Medicine | Palo Alto, CA
Bachelor of Science, Public Health/Community Health Education - San Francisco State University | San Francisco, CA
Board Certified as a Physician Assistant by the NCCPA
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life changing event and is much more than a physical diagnosis. Every person has their own unique journey and the healing process takes place at many levels, for both the person receiving this diagnosis and their loved ones. My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer many years ago, I recall the emotions she, myself, and all of her loved ones experienced. As cancer care providers we can not always control all of our patients' clinical outcomes. What we can do is provide compassionate, high quality, state of the art care with a focus on treating the whole person, not just the disease.
Patricia has found caring for oncology patients to be an extremely rewarding professional career. Her introduction to oncology was as a Radiation Therapist, a career lasting more than 20 years. She then went on to further her education, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health at San Francisco State University and Physician Assistant Certification at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Primary Care Associate program. She subsequently earned an MPAS Degree with concentration in Hematology/Oncology through the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Patricia is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In her free time, she especially enjoys the company of her grandchildren, time spent with her golden retriever, family trips to the beach and travel.