A surgical oncologist at UVA Most cancers Middle, Lynn Dengel, MD, treats sufferers with breast most cancers and pores and skin most cancers who want surgical procedure.
Get to Know a UVA Most cancers Middle Breast & Pores and skin Most cancers Surgeon
We requested Dengel our 7 fast questions.
1. Why did you turn out to be a physician?
Being a physician combines my love of science and problem-solving with the enjoyment I obtain from serving to and educating others.
2. Why did you select your specialty?
Being a breast and melanoma surgeon offers me the chance to look after my sufferers within the workplace and within the working room. I drastically worth having the ability to develop relationships with and look after sufferers who’re navigating a difficult interval of their lives.
I’m dedicated to making sure my sufferers have a strong understanding of their illness and therapy suggestions to permit for knowledgeable, shared decision-making and a customized therapy plan. As a surgeon, I’m then answerable for finishing up this plan and look after my sufferers within the working room, which I discover extremely rewarding.
3. What’s one thing about your specialty which may shock folks?
The therapy is all the time enhancing, and sufferers do higher and higher with every new therapy possibility out there.
4. What’s probably the most thrilling factor occurring in your subject proper now?
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For each breast most cancers and melanoma, what I discover most enjoyable is the group method to analysis. Many several types of medical doctors deal with most cancers, and it’s rewarding to see developments within the medical subject that may make surgical procedure much less invasive.
As a surgeon, it’s great to see sufferers having extra minimal procedures, with decrease dangers and fewer restoration time, getting again to their lives sooner. This enchancment comes from the collaboration among the many many group members working collectively for higher therapy choices for our sufferers.
5. The place did you develop up?
I grew up in Westchester, New York. Nonetheless, I’ve now lived in Virginia longer than New York. And my entire household has moved right here, so it’s actually now my residence.
6. Who’s your inspiration or hero?
Relating to drugs, my mother-in-law, Dr. Gisela Dengel, has been an inspiration all through my profession. She was an unimaginable pediatrician in Entrance Royal, Virginia, who was terribly devoted to the well being of her sufferers. She all the time jogged my memory “good drugs takes time.”
7. What’s your favourite factor about working at UVA Most cancers Middle?
The folks. The sufferers, nurses, suppliers, workers, all centered collectively on enhancing well being in our neighborhood and past.