Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internal Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Oncology/Hematology, Lankenau Hospital Philadelphia
- Medical Oncology
Dr. Liss' specialty interests are breast cancer and lymphoma. With more than 15 years of training and experience in clinical practice, Dr. Liss believes in a holistic approach to cancer care, addressing a cancer diagnosis not only in terms of medical treatment, but also addressing psychological and emotional needs of patients and their families.
"The doctor–patient relationship is very much a partnership. It is critically important to offer time and openness in hearing patients' concerns and in educating patients regarding treatment recommendations. We talk about options, goals of treatment, patient goals and reassure them they will have support through this process. We help facilitate best medical care, but the patient is really the final decision maker in their care. We have to recognize that they will have other concerns. Their lives often come to a complete halt or change direction significantly because of their diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the concerns they have regarding impact outside of the clinic on patients, their families and their day to day lives is part of caring for them. The experience is often stressful, but the amount of laughter and joy I get to share with them is incredible. This support also extends beyond the treatment course into long term survivorship."
"I often see patients, at their most vulnerable, be the bravest they have ever needed to be. Their strength and resilience will always be humbling to me. They are amazing."