UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Highland Hospital (Rochester, NY)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Executive Medical Director, Accountable Health Partners
Chief of Cardiology, Highland Hospital
What one thing did you learn that you most use in your medical practice?
Medicine is a team sport and learning to work together as equals with colleagues from across disciplines results in the best patient outcomes and the most fulfilling medical career.
Favorite memory of fellowship?
Lunch in the fellows office. We were a tight knit group, all going through similar experiences, and the comradery and exchange of information was more in-depth and far-reaching than at any other time in my training or subsequent career.
One piece of advice you would give to a fellow coming into the program?
Take every opportunity. The faculty are varied in their approach, skillset and knowledgebase with something different to learn from each one. The conversations and discussions between cases and after rounds were usually just as if not more educational than those happening during the care delivery. You’ll never get an opportunity to be a sponge and learn from so many engaged and amazing people again who are dedicated to your development, so don’t waste a single moment!
Anything else that would be helpful to share?
The reason I chose to come to the U of R for my fellowship was because it was one of the few places that you left training and were ready to be a well-rounded practicing cardiologist who could “do it all”. In many places I looked, you would exit being great in one discipline and OK in others, but here I left with the ability to enter my career confidently managing in and outpatients, implant devices, run an echo and nuclear program, and still have the background and training to engage in clinical research. All while at the same time giving me the skillset to run my own practice. I don’t know of another place that would have given me that depth and breadth of experience and confidence.