I am currently a third-year Dermatology Resident at the University of Utah Department of Dermatology. I completed my undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University, followed by a MD degree with Special Distinction in Dermatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During residency, I have developed a sincere interest in lasers and light/energy-based devices, and am currently working on an IRB-approved clinical trial evaluating safety of early non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing for acne scars immediately after completion of oral isotretinoin therapy. After residency, I will be pursuing a one-year ASDS Laser/Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at Harvard / Massachusetts General Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Mathew Avram.
Given my background in Biomedical Engineering as an undergrad at Yale, I have always been fascinated by lasers. This basic appreciation of lasers has given way to purposeful passion for the field through my involvement with ASLMS since my first year of residency. An ASLMS membership has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and network. I have presented abstracts at the ASLMS Annual Meeting and also published in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal.
As the newly appointed Resident/Fellow Board Representative, I am excited to serve ASLMS, and want to communicate to residents/fellows across the country and worldwide that a membership to ASLMS early on in their careers can be extremely important especially given that the society has greatly expanded its opportunities for early career professionals.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, spending time with family, and cooking (even though I am not good at it!).