I really enjoy cardiology because the physiology can be interesting and challenging. You get to take care of patients over a longer period of time and develop a relationship with the patient and their family which can be very rewarding.
I believe in patient-centered care. The patient really dictates what they’re going to do. I view my role as an educator to provide information to the patients about what their options are, what medical treatments are available and what I may feel is right, but understanding that it must work into how they want to be cared for.
One area that I’ve spent a lot of extra time training and time in my career caring for is the area of Heart Failure. Heart Failure is the area of cardiology that deals with the heart not pumping blood as effectively as it should. It can be very important to obtain care from someone with a higher level of training when dealing with heart failure.
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Doctor of Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Master of Population Health Sciences - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Internal Medicine - University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
VA Primary Care Chief Resident - University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics/William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI
General Cardiology - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Diseases
National Board of Echocardiography Certification in Adult Echocardiography