Positions

Director of Clinical Sciences Curriculum
School of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Wellness Director
Residency Program in Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

MD from Baylor College of Medicine
Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship at National Institutes of Health

Certifications

Internal Medicine, Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases, Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine
Texas Medical License
Texas Medical Board

Honors & Awards

Service First nomination
(by a patient) for exceptional care at Thomas Street Clinic
Well-Being Champion
Fellow
Faculty Mentor
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Back to Bedside Awardee (Faculty mentor) (one of 30 projects selected among 223 applications)
Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars 2018
Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars 2018 (notified January 2018; to be published in Texas Monthly in July 2018) (peer selection process, recognizing top 2.5% of physicians in the area)

Professional Interests

  • Residency Education
  • Infectious Diseases, general
  • HIV
  • Well-being of Health Care Providers
  • BeWell Wellness Champion

Professional Statement

I am committed to improving medical education, with a focus on curriculum development and promoting accurate feedback to our trainees in order to facilitate their professional growth. While I was previously involved in graduate medical education as an Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, I have now transitioned to the Director of Clinical Sciences for undergraduate medical education; in that role, I hope to help shape the clinical curriculum for undergraduate medical trainees, including helping to develop and implement innovative programs across the College. Additionally, I have a strong personal and professional interest in Physician Wellness, and am involved in several initiatives at local, regional and national levels aimed to reduce burnout and increase physicians' sense of meaning in the workplace. Through my clinical Infectious Diseases practices in the Faculty Group Practice and Thomas Street Health Center, I aim to provide high quality care to patients with general Infectious Diseases or HIV-related conditions or risk factors. Fundamentally, I strive to be a strong clinician for my patients, an accessible teacher and mentor for trainees, and an effective leader and scholar in medical education.

Memberships

Infectious Diseases Society of America
American Medical Association
American Society of Microbiology
American College of Physicians
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

Projects

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Back to Bedside Initiative
a. Name of funding agency: ACGME
b. Investigator relationship: Faculty Mentor
c. Dates of funding: $2000, 1/2018 – 12/2018, renewable for two years
d. Annual direct cost and direct cost for entire period: annual cost $2000; renewable for two years
e. Grant or protocol number: 53262-I
Peer-to-Peer Problem Solving: A Case-Based Curriculum to Cultivate Professionalism among Internal Medicine Residents
a. Name of funding agency: BCM Center for Professionalism
b. Investigator relationship: Faculty Mentor / co-PI
c. Dates of funding: TBD
d. Annual direct cost and direct cost for overall period: total award = $1000
e. Grant or protocol number: n/a

Funding

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine

Skills

Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases
HIV
Medical Education