As a hospitalist, I work in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit — primarily at night. I believe in family-centric care, where the families and I work together to help our patients as they go through one of the most challenging experiences of their lives.
Two people inspired me to pursue my career. First, my grandfather, who was a family physician and was truly a member of his community. His example of selflessness provided me with a template of what a doctor could be. The second person was my sister. She spent years receiving treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; on the very floor where I work. Her courage and faith inspired me to work with those going through significant challenges.
I chose to care for children because of my love of teaching and to help children reach their potential. I wanted to care for those, like my sister, who are undergoing complex treatment.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my wife, three kids and two dogs. My wife and I have expanded our garden in the last few years and are trying our hands at beekeeping and raising chickens.