Why did you become a healthcare provider?

I chose a career in obstetrics and gynecology for many reasons. Initially I went into medicine with a passion for healthcare in the developing world as I am the son of two hardworking immigrants from the developing world. I learned that one of the most neglected aspects of healthcare in these nations is women’s health. I also learned, that when ANY nation–or state, or city, or community–starts to pay more attention to women’s health, then families do better, communities do better, everyone does better! Literacy rates go up, life expectancies go up, the economy becomes more productive… the list goes on and on. I felt that a focus women’s health was the best the way I could make a positive impact on the world as a physician. The women in my family were all strong, educated, HEALTHY women who inspired me and supported me throughout my life, and I would like to be able to provide the opportunities given to me, to another family, by having healthy moms, sisters, daughters, cousins, nieces, and grandmas all around.

Do you have hobbies or a way you like to spend your time away from work?

I enjoy amateur boxing, weightlifting, playing guitar and bass, studying language and history, and cooking!