I have always cared about healthcare reform since growing up in Mississippi, where my mother worked with disabled patients. I was surrounded by poverty and lack of access to healthcare, and I always thought that reform was needed. With this in mind, I pursued a career in medicine and received my medical degree from the University of Mississippi where I served on the Board of Directors of The Jackson Free Clinic and began my research with The Jackson Heart Study. I then completed my internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital, and finished my nephrology fellowship from the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Right now, I see this as a special time in medicine when technology and innovation is allowing for healthcare reform to be possible. I want to make it easy for physicians to be involved in this process. This is why I am the Co-Founder and CEO of Medstro.com, a new professional networking site for physicians and student physicians, and am Editor-in-Chief and Blogger at MedTechBoston.com. In addition, I am the Information Technology Director for the American College of Physicians Massachusetts Chapter, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology for Farpoint Ventures, and a member of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Medical Society. With all of this, I continue to work with patients in the emergency room and urgent care with the Boston VA System.