I joined the MD/PhD program at SUNY Upstate in June 2016. I graduated from the University of California-San Diego with a double degree in Human Biology and Computer Science w/ Specialization in Bioinformatics, where I was involved with research for 3 years. My interest in the MD/PhD program came from my desire to pursue biomedical research that could benefit patient care in addition to my duties as a physician.
I chose Upstate because I really felt at home with the positive and welcoming environment created by the students and staff. The smaller program size provides for a more individualized education, and the students are really committed to working together and supporting each other. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, and the many culinary opportunities offered by Syracuse.