Dr. Gawryletz is a board certified medical oncologist who grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks followed by a medical degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Gawryletz completed an internship and residency at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a hematology/oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. While in grad school, Dr. Gawryletz’s family friend was diagnosed with de novo metastatic triple negative breast cancer at an early age. Because of this, Dr. Gawryletz decided to change career paths and go to medical school to study triple negative breast cancer. While her friend sadly passed away from the cancer, she is the catalyst for Dr. Gawryletz pursuing a career in medicine.
“"The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered" is a quote by Dr. William Mayo. His guiding principles helped shape me as a strong advocate for the patients we serve. In our community, we serve all members of society. Cancer affects all humans in all walks of life, and it is my honor to serve all those affected with this terrible disease. I emphasize a whole mind-body approach to care for cancer patients. At SCL Health, we have a multi-disciplinary approach that fosters improved patient care and outcomes. Our team of experts include social work, nutrition, nursing, physical therapy, spirituality, financial counseling and support, charity care, integrative medicine, cancer support groups and other modalities of care.”
Dr. Gawryletz‘s clinical interests include triple negative breast cancer, HER2 enriched breast cancer, hormone receptor positive breast cancer, locally advanced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer. She is currently accepting new patients.
When she is not at work, Dr. Gawryletz enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her husband and two daughters. She also plays piano, sings, and enjoys hiking, biking and scuba diving. Dr. Gawryletz enjoys her role as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, grand-daughter, cousin, and doctor for cancer patients and their families.