Chief Resident Welcome
I grew up in Ahmedabad, India where I spent my early childhood before moving to NJ. I completed high school in West Windsor-Plainsboro and joined Rutgers College where I studied physics and biology to pursue my passion for science and reasoning. During my undergraduate years I also got infatuated with scientific research and stayed at Rutgers for an additional 8 years to complete an MD-PhD program, a period during which I studied DNA repair and epigenetics.
I was then drawn to Dartmouth for my residency due to an excellent training it offers, friendly faculty and colleagues, low stress yet high powered learning environment and a very supportive program leadership. I am really excited to stay here for an extra year as a Chief resident and I hope to further hone my clinical, research, teaching and leadership skills while simultaneously giving back to the community that has nurtured me as a physician. I am interested in a fellowship in hematology/oncology and am looking forward to a career in academic medicine.
I enjoy playing cricket, running, outdoor activities, travelling and spending time with friends – for all of which, there are ample opportunities in the Upper Valley.
Welcome to the Upper Valley! Born and raised in rural Central New York, I majored in biochemistry at Hobart College. I took a "gap year" in between college and medical school, volunteering with Americorps for a small family medical practice and tutoring school-age refugee children in Lewiston, ME. I completed medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY and was thrilled when I matched at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. I love being at Dartmouth and living in the Upper Valley for numerous reasons that distill down to the people and the place.
I continue to be impressed by our program leadership, support staff, medicine attendings and above all, my fellow residents. I am perpetually wowed by my co-residents; they are talented, hard-working, intelligent, humble, and all-around amazing individuals. We see a lot of each other at the hospital but still love to spend time together outside of work; be it over a beer or on a hike or bike ride. As for place, the Upper Valley is physically gorgeous across four seasons, from the classic New England summer and fall to ski-filled winters. Outdoor activities are ridiculously easy to access: from hiking (the White and Green Mountains), to mountain biking (local trails and the world-class Kingdom Trails), to skiing (at numerous local resorts), to rock-climbing…the list goes on.
After my chief residency year, I plan to pursue a career as a hospitalist at an academic medical center. In the meantime, I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of our residency program and meeting many of you during your residency interviews!
I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I grew up a true Midwesterner, loving college football and not knowing what a mountain looked like. I ended up at Loyola University Chicago for Undergrad and stayed for medical school where I met my wife, a current Emergency Medicine residency. After 8 years in the big city we couples matched to the Upper Valley and we couldn’t have been more thrilled. We have loved the Upper Valley and DHMC. Over the course of three years we have experienced so much, including the birth of our daughter, Brenna, and are soon expecting another!
Two things stand out from my interview at Dartmouth as a medical student: the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape and the incredible kindness, knowledge, and passion of everyone who worked at the Hospital and Residency program. In my three years here, I continue to be impressed by the sense of teamwork and how everyone, from the medical student to the expert attending, is treated as an equal that has something to offer. I chalk that up to the role modeling of our program leadership and the setting of Dartmouth. The Upper Valley is an incredible place with summer and winter activities galore, and (in my opinion) you won’t find a better place in the country for farm-to-table restaurants, microbrewing, or whatever else you heart desires. Welcome to Dartmouth!