I am a pathologist who also works in clinical laboratory medicine and transfusion medicine. I often work behind the scenes to help make sure patients get timely and safe blood results.
When I’m helping with a patient's case, I like to look at the whole picture, and I love teaching and educating. Pathologists help clinicians take care of their patients by providing timely laboratory services that effectively guide patient care and treatment.
I was awarded the 2019 Faculty Clinical Care Team Award for being part of the Trauma Services Collaborative. My role in this group is to ensure we get blood to patients quickly during emergencies.
In my research, I work to gather and display transfusion-safety data as efficiently as possible for the whole hospital. We are also trying to help prevent wastage of blood products by extending the expiration time for a blood product called cryoprecipitate.
During my free time, I enjoy reading and playing board games with friends and family.
Clinical pathology; transfusion medicine
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine