“As a chemistry undergrad, I suddenly realized I didn’t want to spend my career conducting experiments and writing reports. I chose medicine because it combined my lifelong interest in science with my desire to help others. In medical school, I found myself intrigued by the human brain, and something really clicked with me during my neurosurgical rotation.
Today, I love what I do. I also feel fortunate to have trained in a neurosurgical residency program that is consistently ranked number one in the nation. In my efforts to benefit people’s lives, it’s important for me to have the skills to help them with problems that seem insurmountable. This is why I am grateful for my training, and it’s why I strive to provide leading-edge care.
Yet, for me, skill is only part of the equation. In my practice, patients are the entire focus. They deserve my commitment to their needs and outcomes. And they deserve compassion. In fact, compassion is what drives me to offer the kind of individualized, comprehensive and advanced care I would want for my own family members.”