My clinical specialty is pediatric anesthesia. Before becoming a physician, I trained as a professional musician. After spending time with children at an orphanage in rural India and volunteering at a free clinic nearby, I decided to pursue a career in medicine. This decision was primarily due to the positive influence of an anesthesiologist/musician, who inspired me to specialize in anesthesia.
My wife and I had two children during medical school, one of whom had a serious illness. This experience allowed me to see firsthand the value of family-centered pediatric care. Because of my experience as a father, I feel at home working with children and families, and I greatly enjoy having these interactions as a part of my daily work. I’m deeply committed to my patients' safety and comfort and strive to create the best possible experience for children and families.
I have come to appreciate that the practice of anesthesiology is a beautiful blend of art and science. I love the creativity of customizing anesthetics for each patient based on their unique medical, cultural and family requirements. Also, I enjoy how children force anesthesia providers to improvise in the moment using various techniques to ensure children's safety and comfort.
When I'm not working, I have maintained my music involvement parallel with my medical training. I also collaborate with my wife, who is also a professional musician.