Why did you decide to come to University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center for your cardiovascular fellowship?
My internal medicine residency program at the University of Arizona was an overall excellent experience. The opportunity to continue to interact with a network of colleagues and learn from leaders in the field of cardiology at my home institution was very appealing.
Overall, it is an environment filled with learning and research. It’s a robust program which includes STEMI first call, clinical experience at multiple sites providing diverse patient population exposure, morning education conferences and ample procedures for COCATS certification.
The sunny demeanor of Tucson incidentally happens to be an asset for hiking and photography, for which I am very grateful.
What do you enjoy most about this fellowship program?
A great piece of advice I received from one of my long-term mentors was all fellowship programs would essentially be the same, except for the people (and location). I agree; the connections along the way have contributed to my journey and define what I enjoy most.
What are your future plans and how is the fellowship program preparing you for your next chapter?
The fellowship program has been incredibly supportive to my needs as a burgeoning cardiology fellow. Currently I am interested in the field of interventional cardiology and hope to contribute to future medical device design and testing.