I went to medical school at Ohio University and earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. I did my residency training in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in Cardiology and an Advanced Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, all at the Cleveland Clinic.
I’ve had an innate interest in cardiology since childhood. My father is a cardiologist and two of my brothers passed away from congenital heart defects. When I went to college and earned a Master’s in Exercise Physiology, I became extremely interested in how the heart works. That interest solidified my career path of cardiology and in particular,
I trained in northeast Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic and have family in northeast Ohio. When I joined my group, they were expanding the practice west of the Lorain area, which brought me to Sandusky.
At first, I was practicing at both Providence Hospital and Firelands Community Hospital. In the early years before the merger between Providence and Firelands, Firelands truly had (and still has) a long-term commitment to the community and to growing the cardiology program in this region to meet the needs of the population. When the merger occurred, the newly formed Firelands Regional Medical Center further developed the cardiology program.
I truly enjoy working here because I find a great sense of camaraderie among the staff, especially between me and the staff in the Cath Lab. Firelands has a great environment. Firelands focuses on doing what is best for the patients all of the time. We serve so many visitors and tourists when healthcare needs arise and the care provided at Firelands is truly a safety net for our community.