I am a radiologist at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA specializing in breast disease, and also a member of the imaging and clinical informatics departments at my institution. I am hoping to obtain additional board certification in Clinical Informatics through ABPM. Although my professional role is clinical, my experience with Clinical Information Systems , apart from PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) is limited. I am currently pursuing the OHSU MBI degree to grow the breadth of my knowledge base, so as to help become a more fully-rounded and productive member of the clinical informatics team.
I am originally from Miami, FL, but completed my undergrad BS in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. My original plan was to do a grad program in computer-aided engineering methods, but decided to switch course into healthcare. I completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001, and went on to do my internship and radiology residency at the combined Walter Reed Army/National Naval Medical Centers in DC. I served in the Army until 2010 as a general radiologist, then left the military and did a fellowship in breast imaging and intervention at Eastern VA Medical School. I came to Carilion Clinic in 2012, where my prior computer/engineering background led to me become involved in imaging informatics, which has now led to more general clinical informatics.