I’ve been drawn to the field of medicine ever since childhood, but it wasn’t until my clinical rotations during medical training that I became interested in radiology. I love being able to make a difference in patients’ lives by examining images — looking inside the body to figure out what’s causing someone to feel ill so that they can get the right treatment. One of my areas of focus has been genitourinary imaging, which evaluates the urinary and reproductive organs. When I was first starting out, it was an area that had a lot of room for growth in terms of research and development, so it’s been exciting to do that work. In this field, there are never-ending opportunities for learning and teaching others.
A few years ago, I learned that a family friend had developed a large lump in her breast. She was scared to see a doctor about it and had put off seeking medical care as a result. I accompanied her on her first appointment to SCCA, held her hand while she got a biopsy and sat with her during her consultation. It was amazing how caring and compassionate everyone was. No one asked her why she hadn’t come in sooner; instead, the care team just rallied around her, without passing judgment, to find the best way forward. As a clinician, my goal is to help each patient have a similar experience. Regardless of your situation or the state of your disease, I am part of a team who will do our best to put you at ease and take care of you.
Area of clinical practice
Graft-versus-host disease, skin cancers, skin conditions related to cancer treatment
Genitourinary imaging, abdominal imaging, high-risk obstetric imaging
I am a board-certified radiologist who specializes in body imaging. I use various types of technology — including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and others — to diagnose abnormalities and diseases such as cancer. My areas of expertise include abdominal imaging, high-risk obstetric imaging and male and female genitourinary imaging. In addition to providing imaging evaluations for patients at SCCA and UW Medical Center, I am an educator and researcher. I mentor residents and fellows in body imaging and serve as the editor of the RSNA Case Collection, an online educational resource for practicing radiologists.
New York University
State University of New York (SUNY) at Brooklyn
NYU Winthrop Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology
University of Maryland Medical Center, Body Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology, 2001, American Board of Radiology
Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
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