I believe in caring for my patients as if they were my own family. Respect is automatically given to my patients and as part of that, they are asked to participate in their health care, both in the hospital and at home. Medicine is evolving and as such, I strive to learn how new developments can be applied to my discipline to improve patients’ lives.
Anesthesiology was the specialty of choice for me because it touches virtually all facets of modern medical care. As such, I get to participate in the health care of a myriad of patients with a broad spectrum of medical conditions. In addition, anesthesiology affords me the opportunity to experience physiology in real time and see immediate effects as I, among other things, modulate cardiac and pulmonary systems to improve oxygen delivery to the patient’s tissues.
When I’m not working I enjoy doing virtually anything up in the mountains, but mostly I enjoy hiking, Jeeping, rockhounding and camping with my family.
Qualifications and experience
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX (2006)
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (2007)
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2010)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Anesthesiology Member Anesthesiology 2013
- Clinical interest for patients
Ultrasound guided nerve blocks have really become something that I look forward to doing. It is very rewarding for a patient to wake up after a joint surgery with little or no pain. But overall, I enjoy diversity in my practice and regularly take on challenging cases.
- Research interest for patients
I appreciate many types of research, but I especially look forward to reading new discoveries in patient safety. As medical errors are unfortunately a very real part of the world of health care, I believe we in the health care fields nationwide have a duty to continue to strive for reduction in the quantity and severity of medical errors.