After Internal Medicine training, I pursued subspecialization in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Clinical Informatics, and Military Medicine.
I am motivated to provide excellent care to my patients by helping them to understand their diagnosis and the plans for treatment.
I am married to a brilliant Infectious Disease doctor who specializes in HIV Medicine, and we have one daughter.
I joined the US Navy Reserve in 2003, have had three deployments overseas, and currently hold the Naval rank of Captain.
My research has been in inpatient and outpatient pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine; this includes topics such as asthma pharmacogenetics, COPD treatment, asbestos-related lung disease, pulmonary rehab, occupational respiratory health, acute lung injury and inpatient rehab, hemodynamic monitoring, preoperative sleep risk assessment, caping lung injury, and air quality-related pediatric respiratory disease.
Most-recently my research has focused on the use of big data from our translational data warehouse to answer clinical practice and clinical quality questions. This work is done in support of mentorship of medical students, residents, and fellows.
I have received several teaching awards and currently am the course director for the MSIV Pulmonary Consult Rotation.