|January 2016 - Present||Co-director of residency program, Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|January 2014 - Present||Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida ‐ Department of Neurology|
|February 2013 - Present||Medical Director of Patient Care Units, Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|July 2011 - Present||Neuro-hospitalist/Vascular Neurologist, Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|Present||Physician, Lehigh Valley Health Network ‐ LVPG Neurology|
7/99-8/01 Thesis Research: Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA. • Thesis Objectives: To investigate molecular mechanisms mediating desensitization of the G protein coupled A1-Adenosine receptor in the brain and aged heart, and to determine whether such alterations contribute to tissue vulnerability during ischemic insult., 8/97-6/99 Research Rotations at MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. • Center for Gene Therapy: Investigated the effect of tyrosine hydroxylase transfected primary rat astrocyte cultures on Parkinson’s disease rat models. • Department of Pharmacology & Physiology: Examined the effect of several pharmacological agents norepinephrine release in prepared young and aged rat heart synaptosomes. • Department of Neurobiology/Anatomy: Investigated the involvement of semaphorines in mediating growth of cerebellar neurite explants from the developing mouse brain., and Research Assistant at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. •Thesis Objectives: Prepared organic compounds in an organic synthesis laboratory. Overall goal was to isolate an anion transport protein found in proximal convoluted tubule cells of rat kidney nephron.
Honors and Awards
- •“Best Medical Student Teaching Award”, Lehigh Valley Health Network, 2012
- •“Best Research Award”, neurology residency, Multiple Sclerosis, 2010.
- •“Best Research Award”, neurology residency, Vascular Neurology, 2008.
- • “The Most Outstanding Resident”, neurology residency, 2007-2010.
- • “The Most Outstanding Resident of the Year”, 2006-2007, Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia.
- • Awarded a two-year fellowship for thesis research from the American Heart Association • Grant Title: Desensitization of the A1-Adenosine Receptor Function: Role of Nitric Oxide and Receptor Stimulation.
- • The Polyprobe Research Scholarship, medical school 2005, released to the press.
- • The Board of Trustees and The Edith Fitton Herrin Scholarships, Medical School 2002-2006
- • The William Goldman Foundation Scholarship, Medical School
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