Humility in Medicine
"I was raised by a large extended family which included both my parents and grandparents. Both of my grandmothers suffered from cardiovascular disease. Watching them struggle with illness allowed me to realize the bond between physicians and their patients. My goal as a physician is to make my patients feel comfortable in difficult situations and offer them the guidance to live healthy and fulfilling lives."
Fellowship: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) – Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation and
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital (La Jolla, CA) – Cardiovascular Disease
Residency: Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital (La Jolla, CA) – Internal Medicine
Doctor of Medicine: Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
Bachelor of Science: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Cum Laude
Focus on Education
"Medicine is constantly changing, and though difficult, it is mandatory that physicians continue to change with the field and stay abreast with current guidelines. I feel the educational facet of cardiology is just as rewarding as the clinical one, and I strive to provide my patients with the most current treatment tools available."
◦American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)
◦American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases (2013)
◦National Board of Echocardiography (2013)
◦Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2012)
Interest in Clinical Investigation
"My investigative interests focus on translational research in the field of cardiovascular medicine. As a heart failure specialist, I have a particular interest in emerging technologies including novel pharmaceuticals, intra-cardiac devices, genetic testing and personalized medicine that in the near future will allow patients with failing hearts to afford a better quality of life than they experience today."
•Mechanical Circulatory Support
•Three-Dimensional Cardiac Imaging