Emergency Medicine Physician
I view my work unequivocally as a calling and tend to think of the ER as society’s “Ellis Island” of medicine. Tired, poor, or breathless, we are here at all hours to help you survive against any odds. Serving as an ER Doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic pushed me to discover what I thought may be true, but had never been battle tested, which is that I would put my life at risk for a chance to save yours. The ER family has endured unspeakable losses in recent years, and I would like to honor those colleagues who made the ultimate sacrifice as we held the line together.
My professional life did not always occupy the front line of healthcare, and the pandemic highlighted an auspicious nexus between my present efforts and prior work in clinical research. Following my graduation from Smith College, to whom I owe an extraordinary degree of credit for nurturing and shaping the person and physician I am today, I ventured to Boston to engage in the fascinating and essential work of vaccine development and clinical trials. There, I enjoyed a 6 year tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School as a Research Associate before going on to earn my medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, followed by completing my Residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. It has been humbling to learn that my former research had incrementally contributed to the development of future vaccine candidates, including those for COVID-19. I could only hope that the seeds planted at the proverbial bench might grow to support a larger cause in public health while I pursued my advanced medical training to save lives in the flesh.
I am honored and privileged to serve as a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician in multiple area hospitals in Pinellas County, and also in the capacity of a traveling physician to help with staffing shortages where and when needed beyond the Bay. Should we ever encounter one another in the ER, I pledge to serve you with skill, compassion, and kindness, no matter how daunting the challenge or dark the hour.
Living in the Tampa Bay Area means being surrounded by vast natural beauty, which in turn nurtures sense of adventure and curiosity in each of my undertakings. When not in the ER, you may find me tossing the Frisbee around, or simply walking the beach to relax and find inspiration. If there is a game on, count on me root, root, rooting for the home teams as a sports fanatic here in “Champa Bay”…Let’s go Rays, Rowdies, Bucs, and Bolts!
Envision Physician Services, Clearwater, FL 33760
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