"I was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I headed west for college when I matriculated at Stanford University, where I majored in Biological Sciences and had my first taste of research in an anesthesiology lab investigating the role of opioid receptor expression on hyperalgesia in neonates. After graduating, I spent a year doing genomic research and development at Applied Biosystems while also volunteering at the San Mateo County Hospital. It was during this year that I became convicted of my love for both medicine and science, and I subsequently headed east to enroll in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program. My thesis research focused on the expression and characterization of soluble adenylyl cyclase and its role in somatic cell signaling. I completed my medicine internship at North Shore-LIJ at Forest Hills in Queens, NY, prior to joining the Radiation Oncology residency program here at Cornell.
In my free time, I enjoy playing sports (including basketball, soccer, football, skiing, tennis, and softball), board and video games, reading science fiction, and going to the Met and MoMA."
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