- Research Program Mentor
MD/PhD candidate at Northwestern University
Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Medical Imaging
BioI am a current medical student in Northwestern's MSTP (M.D./Ph.D.) program. Prior to coming to Northwestern, I obtained degrees in Mathematics and Neuroscience from UT Austin. My prior research focuses on the development of novel intraoperative neuro-monitoring and mapping techniques including infrared thermal imaging (ITI), electrocorticography (ECoG), and MRI. My career goals include being a neurosurgeon-scientist who treats patients with epilepsy and brain tumors and to develop techniques to treat patients with functional deficits. In my free time, which isn't much in medical school, I love to workout, bike, play tennis and cook. I live right next to the lake in Chicago so there are some great bike routes nearby. I love to cook fusion food and my current favorite chef is Ottolenghi. Over quarantine, I have been able to nearly perfect my sourdough.
Imaging Techniques for Brain Tumors
Distinguishing between Tumor Progression and Necrosis is a extremely difficult task for radiologists/neurosurgeons. There are several potential projects in this area, ranging from review papers to survey data analysis.
Improvements in the Chemotherapy experience of Patients
Quality Improvement (QI) project regarding the experience of chemotherapy patients.
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Analysis of factors leading to MCI or other memory loss conditions with focus on both causes and prevention/treatment.
Changing in the Workforce in Medicine
Analysis of AAMC data regarding changes in the workforce over the last 20 years. Trends in gender, race, location, and number would be analyzed.