“I feel privileged to be an advocate for my patients and their families.”
Families bringing their children to pediatric cardiology clinic often are fearful of what diagnosis will be made. At the first visit I try to put the cardiac concern in the proper context and clearly explain the findings and what the patient and family can anticipate going forward. I want patients and families to know that they have the entire team supporting them.
To the best of my ability I try to address the concerns of my patients and their families. When difficult decisions have to be made, I encourage in-depth discussion. I think that it is important to make sure that all the risks and benefits have been reviewed. I feel privileged to be an advocate for my patients and their families. My patients and families have taught me so much about having strength in the face of adversity.
George Washington University Office of the Registrar, Washington, DC, 06/01/1990
Tulane University School of Medicine Registrar, New Orleans, LA, 06/01/1995
UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar, Los Angeles, CA, 06/01/2000
Tulane University School of Medicine Registrar, New Orleans, LA, 06/01/1998
Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998
Adult Congenital Heart Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015