I chose a practice in acute care surgery because I enjoy the high acuity and fast pace. Acute care surgery includes trauma surgery, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care.
In this specialty, we meet our patients and their families on their worse day. Unlike elective general surgery, acute care surgeons have limited time to develop the doctor-patient relationship and communication is essential.
Given the hurried nature of an emergency, it is important to be patient, listen and treat all patients individually. I have found it important to recognize when to go fast, and when to take your time.
I enjoy minimally invasive surgery and feel that this approach can often benefit patients requiring emergency operations and a minimally invasive approach may shorten recovery in and out of the hospital.
Qualifications and experience
- Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care , Digestive System - Biliary Surgery, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive System - Hernia, Digestive System - Pancreas Surgery, Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
- Languages spoken
University of Maryland (2012)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (2011)
Doctor of Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2005)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Surgery General Surgery 2013 American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care 2013
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