Education

The University of Toledo

 

The University of Toledo

 

College of Medicine and Life Sciences

August 2018 - Present

Doctorate of Medicine

Anticipated May 2022

 

 

College of Engineering

August 2014 - May 2018

Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering

Minor: Entrepreneurship, Family, and Small Business

Summa Cum Laude

 

Awards

6x Favorite Child Award

2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018

Awarded by my mother annually for being her favorite child

 

 

 

 

Publications

A Rare Anatomic Variant of Double Replaced Hepatic Arteries: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Anomalous Hepatic Vasculature Literature.

(2021)

 

"We report a rare anatomical variant of the hepatic vasculature. The significance of this variant must be considered during preoperative planning and the intra-arterial infusion of targeted drugs. This case further emphasizes the importance of proper medical imaging and documentation to ensure the best course of treatment for each patient. Given that this variant has only so far been identified in 2 post-mortem subjects, further work should include attempts at characterizing its physiologic effects in a living patient."

Diagnosing cystic duct patency during myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), using Tc99m Sestamibi (MIBI), as an adjunct benefit in the acute setting.

(2020)

 

"In this article, we introduce a novel method to diagnose cystic duct patency in the acute setting thus effectively ruling out acute cholecystitis, during MPI. Our method can potentially improve patient outcomes by reducing the volume of imaging needed to exclude a diagnosis of acute gallbladder pathology. This in turn, keeps in line with decreasing the cost for the patient, leading to a more sound value-based care."

Construction and validation of UV-C decontamination cabinets for filtering facepiece respirators

(2020)

 

"We present evidence-based design principles for three different UV-C based decontamination systems for N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) within the context of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak of 2019–2020. The approaches used here were created with consideration for the needs of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other under-resourced facilities. As such, a particular emphasis is placed on providing cost-effective solutions that can be implemented in short order using generally available components and subsystems."

Overreporting of the disc herniation in lumbar spine MRI scans performed for patients with spondylolisthesis

(2020)

 

"The current study showed overreporting of disc herniation in lumbar spine MRI scans performed for patients with established spondylolisthesis. The majority of disc pathology at the level of spondylolisthesis are pseudo disc rather than a true disc herniation. An accurate diagnosis is vital in planning surgical intervention."

Mammary Myofibroblastoma in a Male Patient

(2018)

 

"Myofibroblastoma of the breast is a rare, benign mass that is difficult to distinguish from other differentials such as a benign fibroadenoma or carcinoma. It's more common in old males and postmenopausal females. It’s appearance on mammography and ultrasound are inconclusive, and a core biopsy tissue sample is needed to confirm this benign finding. Surgical excision is recommended, however, there have been no reports of malignant transformation. Therefore, follow-up studies may be performed to confirm stability for two years."

Abstracts & Posters

Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Disorders of the Gerota's Fascia: An Overview of Gerota's Fascia and Cross-Sectional Imaging Findings

(2020, Proceedings of the 2020 ARRS annual meeting)

 

"Knowing the Gerota's fascia and perinephric anatomy is not only helpful in diagnosing and staging the various conditions that might involve the Gerota's fascia but also helps in planing procedures and radiation therapy. Cross-sectional imaging facilitates the diagnosis and management of Gerota's fascia/perinephric tumors and understanding the radiological and pathological aspects of the different neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions involving the Gerota's fascia/perinephric space can definitely narrow down the differential diagnosis."

Over reporting disc herniation in lumbar spine MRIs performed for patients with spondylolisthesis

(2020, The Spine Journal)

 

"The current study showed over-reporting of disc herniation in lumbar spine MRI's performed for patients with established spondylolisthesis. The majority of disc pathology at the level of spondylolisthesis are pseudodisc rather than a true disc herniation. An accurate diagnosis is vital in planning surgical intervention."

Variability is the Enemy of Quality and Efficiency in AAA Follow Up

(2019, Proceedings of the 2019 ARRS annual meeting)

 

Using rare variants to characterize lung cancer risk

(2018, Proceedings of the AACR annual meeting)

 

"Results thus far support further application of next generation sequencing]in studies to assess normal bronchial epithelial cells somatic mutation prevalence as a biomarker for cancer risk with a theoretical limit of detection of approximately 1 in 4x10^7 nucleotides"

Cannulated Intramedullary Screw Fixation of Distal Fibular Fractures

(2018, Proceedings of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society annual meeting)

Minimal Invasive Fixation Decrease the Complication Rate in High-Risk Patients with Syndesmotic Ankle Injury

(2018, Proceedings of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society annual meeting)