I always take the time to listen to my patients and get to know them; by discovering what their symptoms and problems are, I can diagnose their condition, educate them on the options and help direct their care to make them better. As I like to say: listen, educate, solve the problem.
I started off as a high school science teacher and always liked to solve problems and I liked education. Not only did this lead me to get my PhD, in neuroanatomy, but also pursue my medical degree as well. Since I like solving problems, medicine offers me the ability to solve patients’ problems and help them. Anatomy and neurosurgery are a great fit: I am able to listen to patients, diagnose their problem, educate them on the solutions and help make them better.
I always treat my patients like I treat my family and friends.
Areas of Interest
- Brain tumors
- Traumatic brain injury
- Degenerative spine conditions of the neck and spine which require surgery
- Carpal tunnel surgery