Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
My mother told me that I had a particular interest in helping people. Starting at the early age of 5, I would take care of all the medical needs that my toy dolls required. This became a goal that I carried through my adolescent years, making me want to pursue my passion for caring for the needs of others.
After graduating college at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where I majored in Biology and Psychology. I returned home to Maryland where I attended medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Eventually, I became fascinated with surgery while in medical school and this lead to my career working in general surgery.
Soon thereafter, I was accepted to the general surgical residency program at York Hospital. After completion of residency, I joined a private practice with Dr. Tiruchelvam where I practiced as a general surgeon. In 2018, I joined the WellSpan community as the Associate Program Director of the general surgery residency.
What I want my patients to know about me:
It is most rewarding to see early career surgeons develop through their years training in our program. In the clinical side of my job, being a surgeon allows me the unique opportunity to resolve a patient’s medical problem through surgical intervention. During what is often a particularly traumatic time in their lives, I find it a privilege to be able to provide surgical treatments that can often result in an immediate outcome.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and visiting new destinations. I also like to read fiction, and often have several novels waiting on my end table. During residency, I began learning to cook different cuisines, and now I am working on mastering the art of baking. However, my true passion to decompress is to go shoe shopping!
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