Internal Medicine; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Thoracic Surgery
"Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others" - Henry Miller
Born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto, I was surrounded by a multicultural environment. This gave me an interest in learning about those different cultures, and developing a sense of understanding of where people come from. Like many other Canadians, I decided to pursue my medical training at AUC: School of Medicine, located on St.Maarten. I chose to head to the UK for my clinical rotations, and then various cities in the USA. After graduating from medical school, I was the first clinical medicine fellow at my medical school, and taught for two semesters. I then spent some time at the University of Saskatchewan, as an MSc student, with the Department of Surgery, investigating the cancer rates in colorectal cancer.
Upon matching, I was on my way to Wayne State University, as an Internal Medicine resident, in the suburbs of Detroit. During that time, my attendings in the ICU made a significant impression on me, which lead me to pursue my Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship, at Michigan State University. During my three years as a fellow, I began to take an interest in the advanced procedures that were done on the pulmonary side of things. This led me to pursue a fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at Yale University. It was here where I got to appreciate how we can help patients with lung cancer, and what modalities I could offer in terms of treatment.
My focus here at the University of Buffalo, is to bring the cumulative years of training, along with my sincerity and dedication for doing what is best for the patient. I am responsible for the lung cancer screening program, and with that, can provide a non-invasive form of staging lung cancer in patients with the use of EBUS bronchoscopy. In addition to this, I can perform navigation bronchoscopy (with the use of a robotic terminal) to obtain tissue biopsy of lung nodules/masses that are located in the periphery of the lung. I can also perform palliative procedures by placing stents in the airway, debulking tumors, and placing tunneled pleural catheters to alleviate symptomatic pleural effusions.
With that being said, if you are a patient or a colleague, I look forward to working with you and reaching a common solution.