The most important aspects of medicine for me are ensuring that patients get the highest quality of medical care possible, while creating a relationship of trust and shared decision making. I strive to have patients fully understand the infections they are being treated for and all of their options of care, allowing them to make educated decisions to guide their therapy. I care about my patients and their well being, and work to provide them with the very best outcomes from their treatments.
I first became interested in infectious disease while studying Zoology at University, learning about microbiology and infectious pathogens.
After college I volunteered in the Peace Corps as a health worker and came to appreciate the special relationship between a medical provider and their patients. I had the opportunity to treat tropical diseases and HIV in a resource limited setting, this is when I decided to be a physician.
Throughout medical training I found the intricacies and complexities of infectious organisms and the disease states that they create endlessly interesting. After Internal Medicine residency I then completed an Infectious Disease fellowship, studying a broad range of infections including pneumonias, infections in the brain, bone, intra-abdominal infections, post surgical complications, HIV, hepatitis and parasitic infections.
I spent years working with a large medical organization in California. My family and I then moved to the New Orleans area in December 2019, and I joined the Infectious Disease Associates. I work at the East Jefferson General Hospital, part of the LCMC Hospital group, providing Infectious Disease hospital consultations along with my colleagues. I offer outpatient clinics where I treat a broad range of infectious diseases in our office, overseeing home IV antibiotics as needed in addition to treating HIV patients. I also work at the East Jefferson Wound Care Center, where I treat a broad range of wounds needing debridements, topical treatments and antibiotics. I am also a Hyperbaric Oxygen physician and oversee patients undergoing HBO therapy.
- ABIM American Board of Infectious Disease Certification
- ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine Certification
- ID Associates: Infectious Disease Practice, 1/2020 to current
- East Jefferson General Hospital: Infectious Disease Consultations, 1/2020 to current
- East Jefferson Wound Care Center: Wound care and Hyperbaric Oxygen provider, 4/1/2020 to current
- Kaiser Santa Cruz County/Watsonville Community Hospital: Infectious Disease, Internal MedicineHead of Infection Control Committee Watsonville Hospital, January 2016- 12/2019
- Kaiser Santa Clara: Infectious Disease Phys., Internal Medicine Phys., Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, August 2012–December 2015
- Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Multi-Campus Program Fellowship, Infectious Disease, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048 June 2010–July 2012
- Residency, Internal Medicine, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85008 June 2007–June 2010
- Doctor of Medicine, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine 2007
- Integrative Biology University of California at Berkeley1998
Awards & Achievements
- Nominee for Silver Scope Teaching Attending the Year, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
- Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Maricopa Medical Center
- Vice-President, Residents Association, Maricopa Medical Center
- Outstanding Resident of the Year, Internal Medicine Residency, Maricopa Medical Center
- Outstanding Teaching Resident of the Year, Internal Medicine Residency, Maricopa Medical Center
- Outstanding Intern of the Year, Internal Medicine Residency, Maricopa Medical Center
- Alpha Omega Phi Honor Society, American University of the Caribbean