Residency: University of Utah
What is your favorite memory from medical school or residency?
It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite memory as residency has been some of the best years of my life. If I had to choose a specific type of event, code saves are always my favorite.
Why did you choose cardiovascular anesthesia?
The camaraderie of a cardiac OR including the CT surgeons, perfusionists, and ICU teams was something I really valued. Additionally, learning how to take care of the sickest patients in the hospital is a rewarding role. Finally, echocardiography is truly fascinating and one of the most interesting tools we can have to help the OR team make medical and surgical decisions to best care for patients.
What drew you to BCM?
The faculty and staff are amongst the most talented physicians I have worked with in my career. They have all seen the biggest and worse cases, some of them for several decades. Collectively, fellows benefit from working with them because they see what true intraoperative comfort looks like during a large, complex case.
What’s your favorite thing and/or spot in Houston?
The food is next level. There isn’t a bad spot in town for steaks (Pappas Bros), tacos (Torchy’s Tacos), drinks, happy hours, etc. Truly a remarkable city!
What is one new thing you started in fellowship that you hadn’t done before?
I live close to work, so I’ve been commuting via bicycle and it’s a game changer. It’s only 4 minutes door to door!