I am an associate professor of medicine at UMass Medical School with specialty in infectious diseases. In addition to my clinical responsibilities, I am heavily involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education, with formal teaching roles spanning the third year of medical school through senior fellowship.
My writing goals include reaching educated lay audiences develop a deeper understanding about the hows & whys of modern medicine. Philosophically, I look to Siddhartha Mukherjee, Jerome Groopman, Danielle Ofri, Atul Gawande, Robert Whitaker, and Gary Greenberg among many others as role models in helping to bridge the gap that separates patients from clinicians. Gramatically, I have strong feelings about the use of the Oxford comma (it matters), the confusion of "disinterest" and "uninterest," and the absurdity of the phrase "very unique," but I guess we all have our pet peeves. And academically, I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
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Photograph by Marianne Karmel.