Obstetrics & Gynecology, Second-Year Resident
Dallas, Texas, USA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
How did Michigan become your home?
After seeing so many “Pure Michigan” tourism commercials in Texas, I decided to come see what all the fuss was about. This is my first time living in Michigan, but I have loved it so far. Michigan has everything, from pristine beaches to magnificent forests to cities rich in culture and heritage. I look forward to exploring everything this state has to offer.
Why did you choose your specialty?
In medical school, I loved being in the operating room, but I also enjoyed establishing long-term patient-provider relationships in the primary care setting. While I was initially drawn toward Ob/Gyn for that reason, I quickly became interested in the public health and social advocacy aspects of the field. Ob/Gyn not only offers the opportunity to be both a surgeon and a primary care physician, but it also provides the chance to have a positive and lasting impact on women’s health.
When do you do for fun?
When I’m not working in the hospital, I like to work out in the gym or go jogging. I also like to cook (but I’m not quite ready for Iron Chef), draw, read novels, watch good movies and spend quality time with friends.
My favorite book is Abraham Varghese’s Cutting for Stone.
List your top 5 favorite things about Flint:
- Flint Farmer’s Market
- Charlie’s Smokin BBQ (best I’ve had outside of Texas)
- Everything being within a 15-minute drive
- No traffic
- Affordable cost of living
I did taekwondo in college and medical school. Practicing taekwondo is, in many ways, a great conduit for learning how to practice medicine. It has taught me how to be disciplined, how to take criticism and use it to improve, how to persevere in the face of challenges, and how to pass my knowledge and experience to future pupils.