I’m a chief anesthesiology resident physician currently training at Baylor College of Medicine and will begin a pair of fellowships in critical care and adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard come July 2017. I enjoy mentoring aspiring healthcare providers to become insightful and compassionate members of this profession.
After a gap year of teaching MCAT preparatory courses, I matched to my dream medical school, Baylor College of Medicine, and earned my doctor of medicine (MD) degree in spring 2013.
I graduated early from Houston Baptist University (2005 – 2008) with two bachelor of science majors in chemistry and biochemistry molecular biology.
Here are some of the activities/accolades: Alpha Epsilon Delta (Chapter President and Webmaster), Alpha Phi Omega (Mr. APO), Alpha Chi Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership Society, Society of Physics Students, South Asian Student Association, Student Foundation
GADGETS AND TOYS
I built Zeratul in December 2016 as the successor to the Overmind and Tassadar. I wanted to build a powerful yet compact workstation using the ITX form factor with software flexibility. Zeratul runs the latest versions of Windows and MacOS allowing me to seamlessly balance productivity, gaming, entertainment, and everything in between.
Artanis is an 11″ 2015 MacBook Air I purchased in March 2015 and use for tasks requiring more computing power or flexibility than my tablet can provide. Although I’ll never purchase an Apple desktop, I have to give props to their notebook line. They’re elegant, reliable, and very consumer friendly!
After dabbling in the Android tablet arena over many years, I never found the experience I was looking for. It was time to expand my realm of mobile platforms to include iOS, so I purchased the 32 GB iPad Pro in January 2017 with an Apple Smart Keyboard and ultimately an Apple Pencil to round out this powerful, portable device. It’s definitely my go-to at work or while studying.
Android is the largest mobile platform on the planet, and I’ll always be a loyalist to the Nexus/Pixel lines of smartphones. These devices are built for developers and allow users to experience Android as Google sees it – pure, fast, secure and functional. The I’m running the beta channel of Android (currently 7.1.2) on this 32 GB “really blue” Google Pixel (purchased November 2016) and thoroughly enjoying the seamless integration of software with hardware.
Here are the other smartphones I’ve owned (starting with the most recent): Google Pixel (current), Huawei Nexus 6P, Motorola Nexus 6 (backup), HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Bionic, Apple iPhone 4 16GB, Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid, BlackBerry Tour 9630, Samsung Omnia i910, LG Voyager VX-10000, Palm Treo 700w
I never thought I’d get into the smartwatch market, but after prices had dropped due to expanding consumer options, I purchased a Moto 360 with stainless steel band in April 2015. I’m notorious for leaving my smartphone on “silent”, so the smartwatch is constantly notifying me about missed calls, texts, emails, social media messages, etc. It also gives me a quick overview of my day and helps keep track of fitness metrics too! 🙂
Music is such an important part of my life. I’m always listening to something while studying, on my commute to work, at the gym, and even around the apartment. For years I opted for cheap, in-ear buds which kept falling out, hurt after continued use, and in retrospect, had horrible sound quality. I’m not a hardcore audiophile, but after buying these Bose QC 35 headphones in September 2016, it’s hard to use anything else. They’re comfortable, the noise-cancelling technology is unrivaled, and they sound fantastic! The fact that they’re wireless (bluetooth) was also incredibly important to me as cords were constantly getting pulled during my workouts and commutes. The price point is high, but like they say, you get what you pay for! 🙂
This car is a toy I’ve owned longer than anything else on this list, and through the years, I’ve tinkered with its engine, suspension, electronics, battery, radiator, alternator, pumps, brakes, wheels, headlights, and interior to expand my knowledge about cars by living as a pseudo-mechanic. It’s also one of my primary outlets of stress relief after a long shift. Here are some posts with tweaks to the car. (link here)