The thing I enjoy most about being an Advanced Heart Failure cardiologist is working with my patients to build a plan that helps them regain a wonderful quality of life. Hearing about the incredible memories patients are able to make, as a result of that plan in action, fuels the passion behind what I do. Heart failure is not an easy disease to live with, but a personalized comprehensive plan helps patients take control and succeed in its management. The patient, physician, pharmacist, nurse, case managers, coordinators and advanced practice providers are all critical team members.
Beyond managing Advanced Heart Failure, I have a special interest in mechanical circulatory support, heart transplantation and supportive care cardiology. These are all areas at which I have spent additional time training. Additionally, over the 10-year period of medical school, residency and fellowship I developed an interest in using technology and education to help improve patient care. I have spent time developing curriculum using high-fidelity simulation in graduate medical education to improve patient outcomes. Enhancing graduate medical education, focusing on quality improvement and achieving superior patient safety is the ultimate goal of high-fidelity simulation in health care.
The Northwest is where I grew up, and I have always considered it the place I would call home. I moved my family back to the Northwest because I believe it offers my children the type of childhood I found so meaningful.
I want my patients to experience life at its fullest potential. I believe this is only possible by addressing the whole person. Health is not just the physical, it's the psychological, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of an individual. I strive to be a physician that helps each individual maximize their health, and I welcome partnering with patients to achieve all their health goals.