Dr. Grethlein feels strongly that patients should be in the driver’s seat for their cancer journey. She has had the privilege of serving as their expert guide — sharing her knowledge of the terrain, and alerting them to the hazards ahead. But it is the patient who ultimately sets the destination and chooses the path. Dr. Grethlein walks alongside her patients and their loved ones, and it is her responsibility to bring all the needed resources — often things that the patient may not even know will be helpful. To do this well, Dr. Grethlein needs to get to know each patient as an individual — and that is where she finds a lot of the joy in her work.
University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Master’s in Business Administration from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; Graduate of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), 2020 Poets and Quants
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Dr. Grethlein grew up in New York, and has Broadway in her blood. She loves musical theater. Although she is learning to be a Seahawks fan, she has been a Jets fan since Joe Namath was playing. Dr. Grethlein met her husband in engineering school — he continues to work as a consultant. They have two accomplished children who live in Philadelphia, and an Australian shephard named Toby. When she isn’t working or singing show tunes, Dr. Grethlein is riding her Peloton, doing long distance walks or knitting.