Unity Health | Infectious Disease Physician Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program
DAY AT WORK
While every day is different and dependent on the patients I see, I will spend some part of my day rounding with residents and medical students, discussing the patients we have been asked to assist care for in the hospital. We will discuss what is going on with them and try to figure out what is wrong and how to treat them most effectively. I will also see patients in the clinic, our long-term acute care hospital and sometimes our rehabilitation and psychiatric facilities.
I always knew I wanted to do something with math or science. My father’s best friend was a doctor and I always looked up to him and was able to go to work with him a few times, which inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. I decided to specialize in infectious disease after seeing the dedication paired with a healthy work-life balance.
I went straight from college to medical school, through five years of internal medicine and infectious disease training to my current career as a practicing physician.
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