At the end of the MSTP, I knew I still wanted to purse a physician-scientist career in cardiology. I looked for physician scientist training programs that supported the internal medicine to cardiology ABIM pathway. I wanted to train in an outstanding and growing research program in cardiac arrhythmias in addition to a high-volume, clinically excellent internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship. I was thrilled to match with my husband at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which met all of our criteria. Peter Mohler, PhD, Director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI), is a leading researcher in cardiac arrhythmias and has recruited an excellent team of cardiac researchers, especially in arrhythmias. Further, DHLRI has developed a strong translational science and medicine program with the OSU cardiology clinical faculty. OSUWMC uniquely has the Ross Heart Hospital, a stand-alone hospital dedicated to cardiac and vascular medicine. Individual patient rooms can be upgraded from floor to ICU level care without changing care teams. Furthermore, Dr. Baiocchi has developed a PSTP with an intensive mentoring program to support the development and transition to independent faculty. Lastly, my husband, an OSU orthopedic surgery resident in the research track, and I love Columbus – an affordable, young, fun city for when we do get time away from the hospital.
Clinical instructor house staff, resident physician, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Physician Scientist Training Program, present
MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), 2015
PhD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, 2013
MS: Harvard University, history of science, 2006
BA: Harvard University, history and science, cum laude, 2006