- Cardiothoracic Surgery
On-and-off pump coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary artery bypass with use of bilateral internal mammary arteries, arterial revascularization for advanced ischemic heart disease in patients with low ejection fraction, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair/replacement, atrial fibrillation surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic dissection repair, thoracic surgery, video assisted thoracic surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
- St. George's University School of Medicine, True Blue, Grenada
- Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Philosophy of care
My goal is to educate my patients, as well as treat them. In this manner, we can work as a team to make them healthier.
Best Resident Teacher of the Year, 2018
Outstanding Resident of the Year, 2019
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