Where is your hometown?
Where did you train?
- Undergraduate- Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
- Medical School- Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
- Residency- University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington VT
Honors and Awards
- University of Vermont School of Medicine Clinical Resident of the Year Award nominee
- Arthur P. Gold Foundation in Humanism and Excellence in Teaching award nominee
- Wayne State University Board of Governors Scholarship
What are your career goals?
I think I would like to pursue a career in transplant nephrology and start in private practice but transition to a teaching role/academic role. I really enjoy working in resident teams and teaching medical students and the ultimate goal would be to be a clinical professor.
What were you looking for in a fellowship program?
I was really looking for a place where the fellows are happy. I feel that no matter where you go for fellowship, you are going to work hard, but being around good people who are happy makes it much more fun and an experience that you can learn from every day.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
From meeting them just a few times, I knew almost immediately that this place was special. The clinicians are some of the best in the world and the research is internationally famous, but the people that make up this department really care about each other and the fellows to a degree that I had not experienced until I interviewed at Duke. They want to make you the best Nephrologist you can be, and they are here to help you every step of the way.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
These are some very famous people in nephrology, yet they are all so approachable and always happy to respond via twitter, email etc to any questions I have had leading up to starting fellowship. The fellows themselves have gone out of their way many times to make us all feel very welcome.
What have you liked about living in Durham/RTP?
Moving from the Northeast, I have loved that the cost of living was affordable and that there is so much to do. From outdoor activities like the trails, to the superb restaurants I have loved every minute of the time I have spent in Durham. I cannot wait to explore it further.
What advice would you give about moving to Durham?
There is so much to do and see, make sure to explore as much as possible before you move so that you know in which part of town you would like to live. There is something for everyone in Durham.