I joined Austin Palliative Care as the Palliative Care Medical Director in 2019. Prior to that, I completed my medical school training and Internal Medicine training at UT Southwestern in Dallas, and undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis. I made the move from academic medicine to join the non-profit world in order to care for patients that are underserved and have no access to palliative care in their communities. I am passionate about caring for patients that are dealing with serious illness. I also have a passion for teaching advanced symptom management, understanding of caring for those with advanced illness and advanced communication skills. Mostly, I am honored to be in a position to get to know patients and their families and to help guide them through tough times.