Where did you grow up?
I grew up in New Jersey before moving down to Florida when I was eight years old.
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I became a doctor because I wanted to make a positive impact on other people’s lives, and I wanted a career that would continue to challenge and surprise me. My interest in pediatric pulmonology developed out of my own experiences growing up with severe asthma. I felt that I could relate to my patients and their families in a unique way based on my history.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I first started practicing in the area when I started my pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in 2017. I enjoy the incredible diversity of my patients and their families that can be found in this area.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my wife and our new daughter, Maya.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
My proudest accomplishment so far is being a new dad to our four-month-old daughter. It’s been amazing to watch her grow and develop. I’m always excited to see what she will learn next and get glimpses of her emerging personality.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I couldn’t imagine any career I would enjoy more than being a doctor! Perhaps writing a travel blog would be great. I enjoy experiencing new places and cultures.