Department of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
My clinical expertise is in the management of infections in patients who have undergone solid organ transplant or hematopoietic stem cell transplant. These patients require a dedicated diagnostic and treatment approach, as they are severely immunocompromised due to medications they receive to prevent organ rejection and are susceptible to a large number of pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses) that should not cause infections in healthy individuals. I also treat infections in immunocompromised patients secondary to cancer, chemotherapy, and medications (steroids, biologics, etc).
I provide consultation for inpatients in Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, usually as a result of a referral from a primary care physician, but I also see patients referred from specialty services such as general surgery for surgical site infections, orthopedics for joint infections, cardiothoracic surgery for pacemaker infections, etc.
In my clinic at BGMC, I evaluate and treat patients with a variety of infections, as follow-up from recent hospitalizations and a referral from a primary care physician.
I enjoy teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in inpatient consultation service and lectures in BGMC and Roswell. I see patients with residents and fellows, and we discuss their cases.
My research focuses on screening and management of infections as well as its cost-effective analysis in transplant recipients. Information obtained from my research will be used to help prevent these serious infections.