About the Physician
Infectious Diseases is a fascinating medical field that affects most of us, whether it is a simple cold to more complex conditions, such as infective endocarditis or, a heart valve infection or osteomyelitis, bone infection. Through medical school, residency, and fellowship I have been inspired by some of the most brilliant and compassionate Infectious Disease physicians who have contributed much to the community. Ultimately, I aspired to become an Infectious Disease physician myself and have been given the honor and privilege to practice this specialty. For me, the most exciting part of this specialty is to be able to concisely explain an infectious disease condition to a patient with a unifying diagnosis by incorporating multiple specialties and subspecialties in this process.
After my Infectious Disease fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago, IL, I had the privilege of working with two of the most respected local groups in Chicago. I was later given this opportunity to join Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Critical Care Consultants (PMA) where I was given a chance to further expand the Infectious Diseases section of the group. Working in PMA has allowed me to collaborate with some of the most critically thinking, compassionate, and skilled physicians. By doing so, we are able to provide the needed care for this community.
Some fascinating cases in this community that I have enjoyed seeing and taking care of include disseminated cryptococcosis, schistosomiasis, amebiasis, recurrent Staphylococcal infection that ultimately proved to be a hidden infected subclavian aneurysm, among others. Post operative infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis are also treated routinely as are patients with HIV.
Aside from Infectious Diseases, I adore my family. I also enjoy dabbling in classical Indian dance/ music, playing various sports with my children, comedy shows and theater, and attempting cooking various ethnic foods.
Fellow – Infectious Diseases, 7/2006 – 9/2008
Loyola University Medical Center
Chief Resident- Internal Medicine, 7/2005 – 6/2006
Mercy Hospital Medical Center
Resident – Internal Medicine (Categorical Medicine), 7/2002-6/2005
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
MD, 8/1998 -5/2002
Ross University of Medicine
Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 9/1993 – 12/1996
University of Florida
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Infectious Disease
Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Member of Infectious Diseases Society of America
Member of American College of Physicians
Fellow Travel Award for the Scientific poster presented at the ICAAC/IDSA conference 2008
Senior Resident/Humanitarian Award of the Year at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center: 2004 - 2005
Resident of the Year Award at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center: 2003 - 2004
Selected by Ross University & the American Medical Student Association to participate in the Annual Leadership Training Program at Rush University in Chicago, IL: 2001
University of Florida Honors Program: 1993 – 1996
Received the University of Florida’s High School Valedictorian Scholarship Award: 1993
Represented Florida in the area of Biochemistry at the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston: 1993