Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Science (CARDS)
Education and training
- College: Brandeis University
- Medical school: Northwestern University Medical School
- Residency: Johns Hopkins University
Where did you grow up?
Why did you build your career at Providence?
I came here because I knew other physicians here – excellent, well-trained physicians I wanted to work with. This is a great place to practice medicine, and I’m honored to work for an organization that’s dedicated to improving health care.
What is your dream for Providence in Oregon?
A major goal is to advance our heart institute as one of the nation’s pre-eminent cardiovascular centers. I’m honored to lead the new Center for Cardiovascular Analytics Research and Data Science (CARDS), made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Mary Boyle, to help create personalized heart care.
What are your hobbies?
I like to cook but not bake – that’s too much like medicine! I like the creativity of cooking, where I start with a recipe and then improvise depending on what I have and how I feel.
What’s a great experience you’ve had while working at Providence?
The greatest thing that I take away is the everyday experience. I have the good fortune to be surrounded by people who want to do the right thing and see health care improve for everyone.
Who were your mentors?
All my mentors balanced an incredibly strong work ethic with dedication to family. Dr. Roy Ziegelstein, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins, taught me humility and how to really care for patients. Dr. Steve Schumann, also at Hopkins, taught me how to prioritize and put things in perspective. Dr. Roger Blumenthal at Hopkins created a path for me to meet national thought leaders.
Why does philanthropy matter to your work?
I love to innovate – and philanthropy is the engine that drives innovation in health care. Every day I see examples of how philanthropy improves the care for our patients.