I chose Transfusion Medicine because I cherish building partnerships with my patients. As a provider of apheresis, I have the flexibility to speak with my patients about their diagnoses, treatments and alternatives without the intrusiveness of insurance companies dictating my time. It is this relationship between the patient and me that pushes me to become a better physician. Through these interactions, I have valued the ability of my patients to advocate for themselves by asking questions or seeking second opinions. By being their own advocates and understanding their diseases, I feel that these patients are able to ensure better care for themselves.
I am currently the Division Director of Transfusion Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Prior to joining UAMS, I was the Medical Director for Donor Services and the Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. I completed my residency and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.