Editor’s Note: “Five Minutes With” is a new series about SCCA’s staff and physicians that is designed to give our readers a look into the “non-clinical” side of the people who work at SCCA. If there’s a doctor or staff member you would like to know more about, or perhaps a question that you would like us to ask, please let us know.
Larissa Korde specializes in the care and treatment of breast cancer patients at SCCA, where she has been practicing since 2009. Before that, she worked at the National Cancer Institute, where she did her fellowship in medical oncology and cancer prevention. Dr. Korde was born in Uganda. When she was two years old, she and her family were expelled by the Idi Amin government, along with 60,000 other Indians. Her family subsequently moved to Toronto, then Vancouver, before settling in New York. Learn more about Dr. Korde’s clinical and research expertise here.
What’s the last book you read?
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. Though What Alice Forgot and The Husband’s Secret were so much better! And my daughter and I are currently reading The 39 Clues series. We’re always reading together.
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Baking and cooking with my daughter, reading, entertaining for friends, and enjoying movies at iPic in Redmond.
Do you have a personal motto?
You can never have too many shoes.
Who is the person you most admire?
What is your favorite place to go in Seattle?
Greenlake, Golden Gardens. Outside of Seattle, I enjoy going to Great Wolf Lodge with my daughter and visiting Mt. Rainier or someplace with a warm beach.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Bali, or a one-month trip to Europe with stops including the Greek Islands, Paris, Venice and St. Petersburg.
What is your favorite restaurant?
For happy hour I like Cicchetti. The favorite in my neighborhood is Silver Tray in Wallingford. And I like Purple and Wild Ginger.
Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?
Mariners, my daughter and I collect Mariners bobbleheads–my daughter’s favorite bobblehead is Macklemore.
iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone?
What career could you see yourself in if you weren’t an oncologist?
I would be Annie Walker, the super fancy spy in Covert Affairs. But really I would be a chef. I like cooking everything. My daughter loves to bake, so we bake together and then she decorates. She wants us to start a cake business.