What led you to choose a career as a cardiologist?
Learning about the heart’s anatomy and physiology inspired me to choose cardiology as a medical student. Availability of the sophisticated non-invasive diagnostic testing and the effective medical and invasive treatment options to improve patients’ lives further inspired me to become a skillful cardiologist.
What do you find most rewarding about caring for patients?
Seeing patients get better quickly from their acute problems and improve gradually from their chronic problems is very fulfilling in this profession.
What do you find most interesting about cardiology?
There are many technologies that can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. There are still many unexplored areas in the prevention and treatment of heart diseases that keeps my interest and curiosity high in learning about cardiovascular diseases.
What can patients expect from an appointment?
They can expect my full attention to their problems. I also try to spend time coaching about their conditions and explain the treatment.
What drew you to Olympic Medical Center and the Olympic Peninsula?
Learning that Olympic Medical Center is a public hospital and serving the community in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula made me interested in the job opportunity here. The directors and the staff are very professional, friendly, and highly efficient in the work they are doing here making it a highly collaborative environment.
How can you serve OMC and its patients?
I have well-rounded training in clinical care of patients and a broad knowledge base from my research training so that I can provide a great care for the people in the region.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
I am married and have a son and a daughter. We like exploring many outdoor and indoor activities as family.
For hobbies, I like hiking, swimming, cooking, gardening, some handicraft work.
What is a fact about yourself that your patients might be surprised to learn?
I cook South Indian food. I can also teach meditation, and enjoy sharing jokes and riddles.
Coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction
Congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathies
Hyperlipidemia and hypertension
Valvular heart diseases