Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Medical school: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and I've spent my adult life moving between the Chicago area and Ann Arbor. I've always been interested in Medicine as well as the brain; I majored in Neuroscience during my undergraduate studies here at Michigan, and that interest has remained steadfast through the rest of my professional life. I picked the University of Michigan for my residency training because the program and culture here epitomize my core value in Medicine, which is that we should strive to combine world-class clinical acumen with friendly, personable, and empathetic behavior toward both our patients and our colleagues. I'm so thankful to be training at an institution with co-residents that are also my friends, folks who can make me laugh as often as they can sharpen my skills. My program director high fives me in the hallway and crushes me on the ultimate frisbee field. Our program also has an excellent tradition in training clinician educators, which is my professional aspiration. Ann Arbor is such a great college town that I chose to come back, and my favorite part of living here is being close enough to my co-residents that I can drive over after work to hang out, even after a busy day.
Fun facts: My favorite thing in the world is listening to, and talking about, music. I will listen to anything, from Drake to the White Stripes to Zac Brown and anything in between. I'm also a big sports fan (Bears/Blackhawks/Cubs/Bulls/Go Blue), and a huge Star Wars nerd (Revenge of the Sith is the best movie, change my mind).
My theme song: “One More Time” by Daft Punk