My personal mission is first and foremast founded in the principles of capable and compassionate care of patients, and on creating an individualized cancer care treatment approach for each patient. I believe strongly in teamwork to accomplish goals.
UC Health has a driving commitment to excellence, and this is echoed in the teams that they have in place to help care for patients. Everyone who interacts with each patient shares a common goal, which is to provide them with high quality, research driven care.
Why did you get in this profession?
Surgical oncology is a dynamic field which functions through a multidisplinary team based approach, and it also allows for building long term relationships with your patients–these two aspects particularly drew me to the specialty. We are afforded the privilege of guiding patients through a challenging time in their lives, and I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of each patients’ journey.
I enjoy being in the outdoors, especially hiking and biking. I also love to cook/bake and have a strong interest in nutrition.
Qualifications and experience
- Languages spoken
Bachelor of Science
University of South Florida (2004)
Doctor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2008)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests include the surgical treatment and multidisciplinary care of all solid tumors, including pancreas and liver, sarcoma, endocrine, melanoma, colorectal, and peritoneal diseases.
- Research interest for patients
Gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
- Volunteer activities
I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback who accompanies me on most of my outdoor adventures. My family lives in Florida, and I have four nieces who I enjoy spending time with. My godson lives here in Colorado.