I was inspired to become a physician after witnessing family members cope with different medical illnesses. I saw firsthand the special role that physicians played in helping both patients and their families through their challenges and knew I wanted to do the same to help others. Knowing heart concerns affect many people today, I chose to specialize in cardiology.
As a clinical cardiologist, I work personally with patients to figure out the potential causes of their health ailments. Diagnostic work is like detective work – it requires a lot of listening, time to understand fully what the patient is experiencing and sorting through all the myriad of details in the background of medical knowledge and expertise that we have.
After we have a better idea of a potential cause of a problem, then we develop a plan to help them feel better. At the end of the day, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help a patient work through medical issues and improve their health.
I completed my medical school at Case Western Reserve University, with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. I then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago and a cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. I have been a cardiologist for nearly 30 years and worked in the private sector as well at an academic health center before joining the Memorial team.
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 1991
University Of Chicago, 1992, Internal Medicine
University Of Chicago, 1994, Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 1997, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease
Awards, Achievements, and More
- American College of Cardiology
- American Society of Echocardiography
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology