Fishing, hiking, reading, mindfulness and personal development, exercise
Why did you become a vascular surgeon?
A fortunate shadowing opportunity with an interventional radiologist just before my second year of medical school introduced me to the field. I immediately fell in love with the rapidly advancing technology, the diverse skill set required, and with the constant intellectual and physical challenges presented. Vascular surgeons are an incredible asset to their communities, bringing a wide range of medical, radiographic, and surgical management options to patients in need.
Why did you join the VESS?
I joined VESS because my program director Murray Shames told me to! Also because it has been an excellent community since my first exposure at winter VESS as a PGY2 resident. The meetings are always academically fruitful and offer an opportunity for comradery amongst like-minded vascular surgeons.