EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Georgetown University , 2002 , Washington , DC

Medical School

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine , Baltimore , MD

Residency

General Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2017 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2018 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Seattle Children's Hospital , 2019 , Seattle , WA

Fellowship

Instructorship, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Columbia University/Children's Hospital of NY , 2020 , New York , NY

Philosophy of Care

It was the dedication, skill, and compassion of the early pioneers of heart surgery that allowed my own father to receive a life-saving heart operation before I entered medical school. The inspiration I felt then to devote myself fully to developing the skills and knowledge necessary to pay that benefit forward has only grown stronger with each patient I now have the privilege of caring for today.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I completed my general surgery training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, during which I spent three years performing research in mitral valve disease and surgical therapies for heart failure at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I then completed my adult cardiothoracic surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by congenital cardiac surgery training at both Boston Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital. For additional specialty training in both neonatal and adult congenital cardiac surgery, I spent an additional year as a cardiac surgery instructor at Columbia University/Children’s Hospital of New York. I joined the cardiac surgery faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital in July 2020 and am actively involved in all aspects of neonatal, pediatric, and adult congenital cardiac surgery, with a focus on developing improved techniques and systems for the care of patients with adult congenital cardiac disease.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Complete atrioventricular septal defect with absent or diminutive primum component: Incidence, anatomic characteristics, and outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 26. View abstract
  2. Neonatal venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation technique. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 03 02; 2021. View abstract
  3. Ascending Aortoplasty in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 09; 112(3):855-861. View abstract
  4. Pulmonary Valve-Sparing Techniques for Tetralogy of Fallot: A Systematic Approach for Maximizing Success and Minimizing Risk. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2020; 23:24-28. View abstract
  5. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 03; 109(3):983-984. View abstract
  6. Early Distal Migration of a Self-Expanding Aortic Valve Prosthesis Causing Myocardial Infarction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 07; 108(1):e1-e3. View abstract
  7. Bicuspid Aortic Valvulopathy and Associated Aortopathy: a Review of Contemporary Studies Relevant to Clinical Decision-Making. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Sep; 19(9):68. View abstract
  8. Right heart failure: an ischemic model and restraint therapy for treatment. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr; 97(4):1356-62; discussion 1362-3. View abstract
  9. True external diameter better predicts hemodynamic performance of bioprosthetic aortic valves than the manufacturers' stated size. J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 May; 22(3):377-82. View abstract
  10. Recurrence of mitral regurgitation after partial versus complete mitral valve ring annuloplasty for functional mitral regurgitation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep; 146(3):616-22. View abstract
  11. Ventricular restraint therapy for heart failure: A review, summary of state of the art, and future directions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 144(4):771-777.e1. View abstract
  12. Postoperative recurrence of mitral regurgitation after annuloplasty for functional mitral regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94(4):1211-6; discussion 1216-7. View abstract
  13. Optimized ventricular restraint therapy: adjustable restraint is superior to standard restraint in an ovine model of ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar; 145(3):824-31. View abstract
  14. Functional, ischemic mitral regurgitation: to repair or not to repair? Circulation. 2012 May 29; 125(21):2563-5. View abstract
  15. Heart preservation using continuous ex vivo perfusion improves viability and functional recovery. Circ J. 2007 Jan; 71(1):153-9. View abstract
  16. Catheter-based infrared light scanner as a tool to assess conduit quality in coronary artery bypass surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):419-27. View abstract
  17. Role of procurement-related injury in early saphenous vein graft failure after coronary artery bypass surgery. Future Cardiol. 2006 Jul; 2(4):503-12. View abstract
  18. Optimizing donor heart outcome after prolonged storage with endothelial function analysis and continuous perfusion. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Oct; 78(4):1362-70;; discussion 1362-70. View abstract