As a trauma/critical care/acute care surgeon, I take care of patients who have acute surgical emergencies – anything from injuries caused by falls, car accidents and assault weapons to appendicitis, perforated bowel and gallbladder problems. I perform biliary tract reconstruction and treat bowel obstructions, injuries to the abdomen, enterocutaneous fistulas and abdominal hernias, among other conditions. I am also a kidney and liver transplant surgeon, and treat the sickest patients.
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The complexity and critical nature of my specialty is what most appeals to me. At the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a patient leave the hospital healthy and ready to move on with their life. I will always fight for my patients and bend over backwards to provide them with the best possible care. If I can help improve someone's life, then I have accomplished my job.
Several areas of scientific research spark my interest. From a clinical standpoint, I am interested in improving sepsis, lung injuries and infections commonly seen in critically ill patients. The use of thromboelastography and extracorporeal bypass to improve survival of injured patients is my current focus. I also like basic science and research relating to organ regeneration involving stem cells.
Being a mentor to medical students and residents brings me great joy. When I inspire someone to become a better teacher, doctor or nurse, I feel complete. I have received several teaching awards and hope to continue striving to be a good mentor and teacher.
I spend most of my time outside of work with my family. We love participating in outdoor activities and traveling together.