The devastating loss of my grandmother to breast cancer ignited a fire in me – a deep curiosity about the intricacies of the human body. In medical school, my interests spanned across various subspecialties, but it was during my time in a pathology lab that I discovered my true calling. The microscope became my portal to a world where diagnosis met discovery – a realm where pathology intertwined with my desire to understand and heal.
As an immigrant American, my journey encountered obstacles, including visa delays and residency contract rescission. However, I persevered. I completed a PhD in lung and vascular biology which enriched my skills as a pathologist and sharpened my diagnostic abilities.
Recognition as an exceptional educator and mentor has been both humbling and surprising. Teaching is my passion, and witnessing the success of those I guide brings me immense joy. I aim to create an impact by nurturing aspiring pathologists and fostering a sense of community.
Co-founding www.pathelective.com has been a dream. This online platform has become a global beacon of knowledge and provides a space for collaboration and shared insights. Together with my co-founders, the website is shaping a brighter future for the field of pathology.
Patient-facing pathology has profoundly impacted me and I eagerly anticipate the continued growth of this field as we bridge the gap between laboratory analysis and patient care. Collaboration has been essential to my professional growth. Projects like PathPod podcast, InsideTheMatch, MatchToPath, HemeReports, and others have allowed me to learn from brilliant minds, expand my knowledge, and contribute to making a positive impact.
I aspire to ensure that every medical student has the opportunity to explore the remarkable field of pathology. I believe in the power of informed decisions and the transformative impact pathology can have on patient care. I vow to continue making a difference, bringing clarity to complex cases, and empowering the next generation of pathologists.