I am an infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. My interests include the prevention and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis, medical education, and health and human rights.
From 2012-2014, I was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS. Before that, I worked for one year in Mozambique as clinical director of the UCSD-Maputo Central Hospital Educational Collaboration. I completed internal medicine residency at UCSD in 2011, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and my bachelor’s degree at Brown University in 2003. Perhaps as influential as my formal education was the year I spent as an Americorps volunteer from 2003-2004, working in a Providence, Rhode Island community health center. That experience taught me that the social determinants of health are found in the community and should be addressed there.
I speak decent Spanish and Portuguese and have been trying rather unsuccessfully to learn Korean. My wife is also a physician and we have an infant son. My father is a retired university professor and my mother is a retired nurse and poet. In my spare time, I play the fiddle, banjo, and guitar.
With best regards,