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Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Clinical and Research Interests: Diabetes management, novel diabetes technology
Personal Interests: Exploring New Orleans on foot/bike, checking out restaurants/venues with friends, video games
I chose Ochsner for my training because it has an excellent work/life balance which is a priority to me. We have extremely knowledgeable, friendly attendings who love to teach and encourage my interests as well as helpful support staff and an amazing team of nurse practitioners and medical assistants who keep the wheels turning behind the scenes to make sure my education here is focused and of the highest quality. Additionally, Ochsner is a large reference center so we get to see a great variety of interesting endocrine pathology.
Medical School: Lahore Medical and Dental College, Pakistan
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Staten Island University Hospital, New York, NY
Clinical and Research Interests: Thyroid disease and the ever-evolving Diabetes Technology
Personal Interests: Usually on the lookout for a pick-up soccer game, playing club cricket on the weekend, and eagerly waiting for the next Guy Ritchie movie.
My Hero: My father
The diverse and culturally rich population of New Orleans provides you with a great variety of patients and an excellent training opportunity. It is a fun city with a perfect balance between work and personal life.
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Residency: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Clinical and Research Interests: reproductive endocrinology, diabetes and thyroid disorders in pregnancy, and novel diabetes technology
Personal Interests: rescue dogs (especially seniors), playing the guitar, New Orleans festivals/Jazzfest, hanging out with friends, locally owned restaurants and breweries
I moved to New Orleans in 2012 for medical school and fell in love with the city in my first year. I moved away briefly to pursue another specialty, but ultimately came back for internal medicine residency at Ochsner and could not imagine leaving to do fellowship anywhere else. It is a great city for medical training, as we have some of the sickest patients anywhere in the country. The volume and complexity of patients at Ochsner is unmatched. In two years I know I will see enough to feel confident in independent practice. It is a great group of faculty that all love to teach, and each have their own niche within endocrine. It is a very supportive training environment. Also, New Orleans is a wonderful place to live. The culture and spirit of the city is evident everywhere you go!
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Florida Internal Medicine Residency – Pensacola, FL
Clinical and Research Interests: Metabolic syndrome, obesity, new and changing diabetes technology, thyroid and parathyroid dysfunction and diseases of bone and mineral metabolism.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and kids, playing tennis, video games, movies, eating and traveling.
I chose Ochsner for the diverse patient population and broad range of pathology that we are exposed to. There are multiple sub-specialty clinics that we can rotate through including pituitary clinic, insulin pump clinic, PCOS clinic and thyroid ultrasound/FNA clinic. The attendings are extremely knowledgeable and love to teach and help us grow in all aspects of endocrinology. There is also a good work life balance here to have time for learning and patient care but also time to spend with family and explore the city and all it has to offer.