I joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after completing my anesthesia residency and pain fellowship at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am triple board-certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and adjunct faculty in the Office of Global Health.
I’m an active member of the teaching faculty of the anesthesia residency program, the pain medicine fellowship program, and the addiction medicine fellowship program. I serve as the Pain and Addiction Thread Director for the Medical School as well as the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Director. I have authored numerous hospital guidelines, papers and book chapters on regional anesthesia, fibromyalgia, and opioid management.
After earning Bachelors of Science degrees in Microbiology and Genetics from University of Georgia and earned, I spent my early career as a Microbiologist at the Centers for Disease while earning a Master’s degree in Public Health. At the Centers for Disease Control, I studied the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and transmission of highly infectious Biosafety Level-4 viruses such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever and was deployed in outbreak emergency response efforts. This early public health experience served as the foundation for my later interest in the dual epidemics of chronic pain and opioid addiction.