Education and Training
Career and Research Goals
I am a physician-investigator with a clinical and research interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). My research interests are in clinical-translational approaches used to investigate disease pathogenesis and acute disease exacerbations. Specifically, my research aims to advance our scientific understanding of disease pathogenesis across the COPD disease spectrum and eventually identify novel biomarkers to be used for disease identification, monitoring, and response to therapy.
Honors, awards and distinctions
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Identifying treatment outcomes and early predictors of failure in 600 hospitalized patients with acute exacerbation of COPD treated with non-invasive ventilation 2019 - 2020
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Why did you choose Duke?
I chose Duke for fellowship training because it offers exceptional clinical and research training across a breadth of clinical subspecialties and research disciplines. I wanted to ensure that regardless of my future career path that I would be well trained as a pulmonologist and intensivist and have the opportunity to gain valuable research experience.
Moreover, Duke offers the opportunity to not only train under the guidance of great research mentorship but also supports formal training through a master’s degree in clinical research through the Duke Clinical Research Training Program. Furthermore, they offer the unique experience of completing a two-year research fellowship through the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
While the program has many strengths, the people, fellow trainee and faculty colleagues, are the most valuable. Upon arrival to fellowship, I was struck by how genuinely interested faculty were in my well-being and success. Over the years, I’ve found our program to be sincerely invested and supportive of my career pursuits. Apart from a supportive environment, fellow trainees and faculty continually set a high standard in patient care and scientific pursuits. This culture creates an environment that is challenging, fun, and rewarding.