My wife and I are proud to be native Atlantans. After leaving for college in Houston, I returned here for medical school, residency and fellowship at Emory University. We have since made our home in Decatur, enjoying the plethora of parks for our son and our chocolate Labrador Retriever. I chose to pursue medicine a long time ago, likely stemming from my passion for teaching and the potential to make a real difference in people's lives. Cardiology has been a perfect fit for me, allowing me to focus on preventive strategies and further exposing me to sophisticated diagnostic tests to help people feel better.
I am a general cardiologist with an interest in preventive cardiology and structural/valvular heart disease. I approach patient care as a willing partnership with the guiding principle of patient-centered decisions at the forefront. In addition to appreciating tools such as echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, as well as the amazing potential of some of our cardiovascular medicines, I am also a firm believer in lifestyle changes. It is my honor and pleasure to put together the right strategy to effectively improve our members' health.
I enjoy being busy. I hope to complete my first triathlon soon. Most mornings and weekends, I enjoy stroller-running with my son, weight lifting, swimming and road cycling. My other passions include soccer, fishing and spending time with my family. Finally, my wife and I love to travel and learn about new cultures and places. I even dragged her, while pregnant, up to the Acropolis in Greece! I try to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle and practice what I preach.