Assistant Professor of Surgery
N-813 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
BS: University of Misissippi, University, MS, 1994
MS: Microbiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1998
MD: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, 2002
- General surgery residency, Eastern Virgina Medical School, Norfolk, VA
- Fellowship in cardiovascular surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
- Fellowship in aortic surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Specialty interests: Aortic surgery, adult cardiac surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery and mechanical circulatory support
Research interests: In January of 2015, I joined the faculty of The Ohio State University as an assistant professor of surgery and have developed a clinical and research practice focused on aortic and aortic valve disease. I have worked with my vascular surgery colleagues in advancing our Aortic Center in treatment of patients with complex aortic arch disease. I have also re-initiated a program for the surgical approach to cardiac arrhythmias in conjunction with electrophysiologists in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. In an effort to further this program, I applied and was selected for the James L. Cox Fellowship in atrial fibrillation surgery through the American Association of Thoracic Surgery. Currently I am involved in several clinical trials including trans-catheter valve replacement, magnetic resonance elastography evaluation of thoracic aortopathy, anti-thrombin supplementation in high risk cardiopulmonary bypass and embolic protection devices in cardiac surgery. Although I do not have a personal active laboratory, I am collaborating in basic science research including animal models to study mechanisms of spinal cord ischemia as a result of aortic surgery. My clinical research interests include aortic surgery in connective tissue disorders, aortopathy associated with bicuspid aortic valves, clinical evaluation of trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and surgical ablation techniques for cardiac arrhythmia.
As with many academic surgeons, education is a passion for me. Currently, I am active in medical student, resident and continuing medical education through the Department of Surgery, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. I particularly enjoy my work with the pre-clinical medical students in our Summer Scholars Program aimed at encouraging medical students to seek a career in cardiothoracic surgery.