About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Interventional and Critical Care Cardiologist at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I am the Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Congdon Heart and Vascular Center and Associate Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Heart and Vascular Center. I serve as a core clinical faculty and NIH/T-32 research faculty for the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program. I also serve as research faculty with the Cardiovascular Research Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Center for Healthcare Innovation, and the Critical Illness, Injury and Recovery Center with Wake Forest Baptist.  I am a clinician and outcomes researcher whose work encompasses the fields of cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention, percutaneous mechanical circulatory support, non-cardiac organ failure, septic shock, septic cardiomyopathy, and circulatory shock. 

I am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Medicine, American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. I serve as the current chair of the in-training section of the SCCM. I also serve on the ACC Interventional Cardiology Council, AHA Acute Cardiac Care Committee, AHA FIT Programming Committee, AHA EPI Statistics Committee, ACC FITs on the Go Editorial Committee, SCCM Program Committee, and SCCM Mentorship Task Force. I have been invited as faculty to multiple ACC, AHA and SCCM Congress meetings. I have mentored multiple medical students, residents and fellows and taught many more in over 100 lectures in this period. I am a highly published clinical researcher with over 200 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, 120 peer reviewed abstracts, and over 200 regional, national, and international presentations. My work has been cited more than 2,500 times and I have received multiple awards from the ACC, AHA, SCCM, ACCP and ATS. I have secured multiple research grants from local and national bodies to further my work in acute cardiovascular care. I am one among only 100 physicians in this country trained in cardiovascular medicine, critical care medicine and interventional cardiology.