Interventional Cardiologists at Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
Find what you love and surround yourself with people who will support your journey to reach the goals you set for yourself.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a cardiologist specializing in invasive procedures including heart catheterizations, angioplasty/stenting, and treatment of valve diseases
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I followed in my dad’s footsteps and decided at 8 years old that I wanted to be a doctor. But I didn’t decide on cardiology until I was an internal medicine resident. I fell in love with the field, which is a male-dominated field.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I think becoming an interventional cardiologist, which is made-dominated, and also being a mother of 2 would have seemed impossible 20 years ago. I have shown myself more strength and perseverance than I knew I had in me.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I absolutely love my profession. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I wake up every day looking forward to making patients feel better and live longer. What could be better?
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
I recommend that you find what you love and surround yourself with people who will support your journey to reach the goals you set for yourself.
INSPO / FUN FACT
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow” -Helen Keller