On average, we take over 23,000 breaths per day. For most, this activity is performed without second thought. However, for those with underlying lung disease, each breath can be a painstaking and anxiety-provoking task that significantly affects one's quality of life.
As a pulmonologist, my goal is to take the time to actively listen to you and derive an evidence-based plan that is specifically tailored to your needs with the goal of improving your quality of life.
In addition to pulmonary medicine, I get the opportunity to take care of those admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Being admitted to the ICU can be incredibly stressful for a patient and their family. My goal is to create open lines of communication and transparency into our care plan in order to ensure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
Training & Credentials
- Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
- Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
- Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Critical care medicine
- Diagnostic bronchoscopy
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung screening and lung cancer
- Pleural disease
Research & Publications
- Endobronchial valve placement as salvage therapy in the management of hemoptysis, July 2023.
- An uncommon cause of bronchial obstruction, November 2020.
- Bronchoscopic features, associations, and outcomes of organizing pneumonia following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, September 2019.
- Human herpesvirus-6 encephalitis following chemotherapy induction for acute myelogenous leukemia, December 2017.
- Insights into the role and regulation of TCTP in skeletal muscle. March 2017.