- University of Toledo - Toledo, Ohio
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Metro Health Medical Center
I completed medical school at the University of Toledo Medical Center. My residency was completed through the Case Western University Emergency Medicine Program at Metro Health Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
I chose a career in Emergency Medicine because it offers the chance to provide care for people in all walks of life. We help people when they are most in need. In the Emergency Department, the doors are always open and no one is turned away. Emergency Medicine offers me a unique atmosphere that always keeps me “on my toes” and ready for the next challenge. It is the only specialty where physicians can provide life-saving care to a victim of a horrific accident, resuscitate a patient in cardiopulmonary arrest, provide a meal tray for a homeless patient seeking refuge, administer Narcan to a heroin overdose victim and remove a bead from the nose of a three-year-old girl, all in a few hours.
No two days are ever the same. Perhaps, the best part of Emergency Medicine is that at the end of the day, I leave work behind me and can focus on my family. I am not on-call or answering a pager. I like that balance.
I grew up in Huron and I am a proud graduate of Huron High School. Working at Firelands gives me the chance to give back to the communities that fostered my growth and made me the person I am today.
I enjoy working at Firelands because it offers a closeknit, family-like atmosphere. Everyone here wants to know who you are and cares about you as an individual. Firelands is a unique medical center in that everyone here puts the patients’ interests first. In other places, it is tough to cut through the red tape to do that. It is nice to work in a hospital where patient comfort comes before the hospital revenue. Firelands is always looking for ways to improve and offer better facilities and access to healthcare for members of the surrounding communities. As a physician, this is very important to me.