About Dr. Mook-Lan Iglowitz
I chose medical school with all intentions to practice internationally where there is no doctor. I spent 3 months of my senior year of medical school in Uganda learning tropical medicine and performing a small research project around food security. But life has a funny way of giving you left turns and taking you to new and better plans. I entered Family Medicine residency in Tacoma, Washington, and three months later my sister was diagnosed with cancer. So during the day I learned to practice clinical medicine, and at home I learned the patient and family side of walking through cancer. We have had a few members of our house take this challenging journey.
After practicing in primary care, then hospital medicine, I completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UC Davis. I helped to open the Supportive Medicine Clinic at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, where we provide an extra layer of support for cancer patients during their treatment course. My patients inspire me every day.
In my free time, I enjoy regular exercise (it’s a great stress buster), cooking, gardening, backpacking, and spending time with those quality people who enrich our lives.