Originally from Houston, Texas, I am now a cardiology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I completed my residency training in Internal Medicine at the Duke University Health System. My research interests lie that the intersection of engineering and cardiology, in utilizing computational tools and in silico modeling to better identify, understand and treat cardiac arrhythmia.
My PhD thesis, under the supervision of Craig Henriquez, PhD focused on using micro-scale computational models of cardiac tissue to understand how fibrosis causes abnormal conduction and arrhythmia. Our use of simulated cardiac electrophysiology, in conjunction with directly paired experimental studies, allowed us to explore the impact of micro-scale fibrosis on a temporal and spatial scale that was not previously possible.
I am an alumnus of The Johns Hopkins University (BS in Biomedical Engineering and Economics) and Duke University (MD, PhD). I'm also the co-founder of the Triangle Health Innovation Challenge; a former volunteer EMT; a husband, and a health tech, med-ed and health innovation enthusiast.