I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Long Island, just outside of New York City. I grew up in New York City, where I also completed much of my training. Aside from a four-year stint at University of Chicago for college, I returned to NY for medical school at Columbia Univeristy, pediatric residency at Mount Sinai, and fellowship back at Columbia in pediatric infectious diseases. During fellowship I performed research into bacterial vaginosis and the role of biofilms in the disease process. I transitioned into clinical practice and clinical research when I started at Stony Brook in July 2012. My current clinical interests include management of resistant infections (MRSA), HIV, TB, Lyme disease, FUO, and recurrent fevers.