How did you discover your passion for what you do?

My mother, an ophthalmologist, introduced me to medicine when I was a high school student. Cataract surgery didn’t hold my attention, but joint replacement did! I went on to shadow a local orthopedist, and from there I was hooked! I explored other fields in medical school, but ultimately the thrill and people of orthopedic surgery was unmatched.


What words of wisdom or advice do you live by?

You are capable! Do not let doubts or the fear of failure hold you back. Surround yourself with positive people that will encourage you and remind you that you can do it, even on the days when it feels like you cannot.


What gives you confidence and empowers you to take action to create and achieve goals?

It is okay to be dissatisfied, but will set you apart is your willingness to effect change in an effort to make things better – not just for yourself, but for others, too. So, when you see something you want/like or do not want/dislike, be willing to take action to achieve your goals. Actions will always speak louder than words.