Program: General Surgery | Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Sart Year: 2014
Medical School: University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
College/University: Marquette University
Clinical and Research Interests
Colorectal Surgery. As a health services researcher, I am interested in how and why patients over and underutilize healthcare. My postdoctoral fellowship involves a mixed methods study to examine emergency department use after colorectal surgery.
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a strong academic surgical program where I could thrive in multilpe areas of my life – surgery ladership, research, and personally too.
What inspired you to become a doctor/surgeon?
I evacuated from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, which led to a strong passion for social justice and I was forced to question my goals, values and beliefs. I wanted to work in a career that allowed me to work directly with people in need, but I also did not have any real skills at that time. The ACA was also being signed into legislation at the same time, and everything clicked. Through much soul-searching, I believe that surgery is a vocation and calling for me.
What is one thing you wish your instructors or colleagues knew about you before they meet you?
I love talking and thinking about the bigger picture.
Honors and Awards
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research F32, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons General Surgery Resident Initiation Grant, Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement Clinical Scholar
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