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.

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.

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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.

Education and Training:

  • Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation Mechanical Circulatory Support Fellowship: Stanford University
  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital 
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital 
  • Doctor of Medicine: Drexel University College of Medicine 
  • Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude: University of Southern California

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases 
  • National Board of Echocardiography
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Research Interests:

  • Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pocket Echocardiography
  • Three-Dimensional Cardiac Imaging

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