As a resident in the Division of Neurology, I maintain clear communication with patients and their families, so they understand what's going on and why. I believe that medical care works best when it puts quality-of-life outcomes front and center, particularly relative to the desires of the patients.
In college, I volunteered with a hospice program in Texas. Seeing the care given to the residents of the program and the difference it made in their quality of life led me to consider medicine. I discovered that I love working with children during medical school after doing a pediatric rotation in Houston. I’d never been happier providing care than when I did so for children. I especially enjoyed the dynamic of parent involvement.
I was honored to present my research about quality-of-life at the Presidential Poster session for the American Geriatric Society 2019 National Conference.
In my free time, I build furniture, work on home improvement projects, go rock climbing and do leatherwork.
BS: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2017.
MD: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2021.
Residency: Pediatric Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Quality of life
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