I sought a career in medicine with a single intention to help patients. Each stage of my training was chosen with this objective. Texas Tech Medical School gave me an opportunity to work in El Paso on the border of Mexico with a wealth of pathology and excellent teachers.
Emory for Internal Medicine was all about Grady Memorial and a large volume county hospital experience. The autonomy and responsibility of this residency was invaluable. After Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic and Transplant at Stanford, I went into private practice in San Francisco.
After 12 years in private practice I accepted the role as Medical Director of Heart Transplant at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). In four years, we rebuilt a program that has a rich history of transplant in a non-academic institution and has been engaged in Mechanical Circulatory Support since ECMO was investigated as a life saving technique. I am proud to have re-established the program with excellent outcomes and a promising future.
I love my job. I want to use my training and experience to help you.