A CU Medicine provider.
I believe that working with patients and their families or other support systems is a huge privilege, and I strive to practice patient-centered care at all times. Specifically, I try to ensure I not only address the clinical or medical aspects of care, but also the emotional, mental, spiritual and social impacts of these diseases. Working in collaboration with patients and families through shared decision-making, valuing patient preferences and working together with patients and families in a team approach are my top priorities.
Qualifications and experience
- Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lungs and Breathing, Lungs and Breathing - Granulomatous Lung Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Disease
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests include a focus on the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases. This encompasses over 100 rare lung diseases with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, autoimmune or connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis being the most common. Other rare ILDs including cystic lung disease, other occupational and environmental lung diseases, vasculitis, etc are also encompassed in the care of patients with ILD.
- Research interest for patients
My research goals are to improve quality of life for patients living with interstitial lung disease and their caregivers. To achieve this goal, I am trying to understand the impact of caregiver burden in this disease and implement a caregiver-based intervention to lessen caregiver burden. By lessening caregiver burden, we may improve outcomes including quality of life for both caregivers and patients.
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