Medical Director, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Memorial Healthcare System
I am an expert in transoral robotic surgery, and treat patients with cancer of the mouth, throat and voice box, as well as other illnesses within the skull base, head and neck.
I pursued a career in medicine after my father's illness and death, when I experienced firsthand the impact a surgeon could have on patients and their families. I decided then to become a doctor who supported patients both inside and out of the operating room. I am known for treating patients as family and maintain an open door policy that allows me to work closely with patients as they undergo treatment.
I graduated with honors from Ponce Medical School in Puerto Rico in 2001 and completed specialty training in Otolaryngology at University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. I was dual fellowship trained in head and neck oncology from University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In 2010, I became the first formally trained fellow in transoral robotic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System – the first of its kind after the FDA approved robotic surgery treatment of head and neck cancers. I performed the first transoral robotic surgery in Latin America in 2011.Related Medical Services
Ponce School Of Medicine, 2001
University Of Puerto Rico, 2002
University Of Puerto Rico, 2008
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009, Surgery
Northport VA Medical Center, 2004
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, 2010, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology-Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Awards, Achievements, and More
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- American Head and Neck Society
- North American Skull Base Society
- Puerto Rico College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Association for Surgical Education Award
- American Society of Clinical Pathology Award