Qualifications and experience
- Thoracic and Cardiac, Surgery, Critical Care, Lungs and Breathing, Endocrine System (Hormones), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Digestive System, Cancers, Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Disorders, Surgery - Infectious Lung Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Hypertension, Injuries and Wounds - Wounds, Injuries and Wounds, Failed Prior Surgery, Endocrine System (Hormones) - Pancreatitis, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing), Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), Cancers - Sarcoma, Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Surgery - Lung Transplant Surgery, Surgery - Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Lungs and Breathing - Granulomatous Lung Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Lung Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Cystic Fibrosis, Cancers - Thoracic (Tracheal, Esophageal), Cancers - Lung Cancer, Cancers - Cancer Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Languages spoken
University of Washington Program (2012)
Johns Hopkins University (2008)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2003)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2002)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (2010)
Brown University (RI) (1997)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests are in general thoracic surgery including benign and malignant diseases of the lung (eg: lung cancer managed with surgery - segmentectomy, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, mediastinoscopy and bronchoscopy, pulmonary fibrosis diagnosed with VATS lung biopsy), esophagus (eg: reflux managed with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, stricture or achalasia managed with laparoscopic Heller myotomy, esophageal cancer managed with esophagectomy or minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)) and mediastinum (eg: thymoma, thymic cancer, thymic cysts, myasthenia gravis, pericardial cysts managed with VATS thymectomy), chest wall tumors (eg: chondrosarcoma, chondroma, metastasis to the rib cage or sternum), deformities (eg: pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, Poland syndrome, rib fractures) and chest wall reconstruction, surgery for end-stage lung disease (COPD) and lung transplantation, benign and malignant airway and tracheal disease (eg: tracheal tumors, tracheal strictures, tracheomalacia), surgery for hyperhydrosis and minimally invasive thoracic procedures (VATS), such as VATS lobectomy, VATS lung biopsy, VATS segmentectomy, VATS thymectomy, VATS splanchnicectomy for chronic pancreatitis, VATS sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis (uncontrolled sweating) and minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE).
- Research interest for patients
My research interests include surgical clinical outcomes in thoracic oncology and lung transplantation, nutrition and metabolism, and identifying processes of care which lead to improved outcomes for surgical patients in order to improve patient care and shape health care policy.