I chose to become a doctor based on a desire to have a meaningful impact in someone's life for the better, to help in a time of need. As an interventional radiologist, I have the ability to use cutting-edge, minimally-invasive techniques to treat conditions throughout the body, such as cancer, bleeding, blood clots, fibroids, prostate enlargement, liver disease, leg pain, infection, among other conditions; all while leaving behind no more than a band-aid. The goal of my practice is not only to provide optimal care of patients, but to also make sure that all my patients are well-informed about treatment plans and therapeutic options as well as comfortable throughout the entire process from initial consultation to follow-up care. Additionally, I think it's incredibly important to maintain open dialogue with referring providers to keep them updated on their patients.
I have been fortunate to spend almost my entire life in Louisiana. After graduating from LSU, I received my medical degree from LSUHSC-Shreveport. I completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Ochsner Medical Center. Following residency, I received fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital, gaining invaluable experience in interventional oncology, portal hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and uterine fibroid embolization.
I have published several papers in the field of interventional oncology in journals such as Radiology and Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. In collaboration with transplant surgery, I have been a co-investigator on several grant funded trials. Additionally, our research on hepatocellular carcinoma has been presented at multiple national and international meetings. In 2018, I was privileged to receive the Society of Interventional Radiology Fellow Research Award.
I feel that patients need to be actively involved in their care (i.e. in the driver seat). It is the objective of the physician, as an expert in the disease process, to help guide the patient towards appropriate care. However, I think that the more engagement from the patient will help lead to better outcomes.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Medical Center
Georgetown University Hospital