Like many transplants, my family and I moved to Georgia in 2008 for career opportunities. I’ve been practicing anesthesiology for more than ten years and I’m an equity partner at Physician Specialists in Anesthesia at Emory-St. Joseph’s Hospital, a private practice group. As a partner, I also oversee operational aspects of our small business.
I became a doctor to help people and fix difficult problems. But I’ve discovered that health isn’t simply about one’s blood pressure or weight. Our health is determined by many factors, such as access to healthcare, education, economic opportunity, and safety. By the time our patients gets to us, if they can get to us at all, our efforts are often just putting a dressing on a larger wound we don’t have the power to heal at the bedside.
So, in 2017, I enrolled at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where I earned a Master’s in Public Health. Diving deep into healthcare policy, economics, and law led me to realize I need to expand my role of public service in order to fulfill my doctor’s oath. Serving as your next State Senator, I will work hard to address the important issues that affect the health of our community every day.