I care for children and young adults with neuromuscular disorders. No two patients are alike, so I create an individualized treatment plan for every patient. I pay attention to the patient as a whole, consider other illnesses, and involve the patient in their treatment plan.
My mother inspired me to be a medical doctor. As a child, she always spoke about her orthopedist and talked with me about pursuing medicine as a career. In medical school, I realized that orthopedics did not fit my interests, while neurology fascinated me.
During my neurology residency, I was interested in becoming an epileptologist. But when I rotated in neuromuscular medicine, I immediately recognized that this was the field I'd love to pursue.
My research goal is to bring new treatments to patients with neuromuscular disorders. I participate in clinical translational research and late-stage clinical trials for many neuromuscular disorders, including myasthenia gravis, late-onset Pompe disease, type 1 myotonic dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, bulbospinal muscular atrophy, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I like to play sports such as soccer, tennis and swimming. I'm also learning to play guitar.