I’m very fortunate to be a family physician. It’s been ten years since I graduated Medical School at the University of Western Ontario in London. In that time, I’ve grown attached to the patients I care for, the stories they share, and the grand arc of life I’m uniquely positioned to witness. As a family physician I see every type of patient, from babies a few days old to patients closing in on a century of living. It’s a unique privilege.
I completed Family Medicine Residency at the University of Ottawa in 2006. Before Medical School, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, followed by a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Before that I attended Sir Robert Borden High School. Before that still, I immigrated with my family from Bucharest, Romania, at the age of eleven. I found the immigrant experience to be especially helpful in my current role, especially in a richly multicultural community such as Ottawa. I’ve lived most of my life in Ottawa and practiced exclusively in the province of Ontario.
I believe in evidence-based medicine, and science. But there’s an art to it as well. I’m lucky to have happened upon a group of doctors with a wealth of experience and a caring approach to their patients, from which I continually learn. At our new clinic, our goal is to provide excellent care to a defined patient population, and I believe we have a team of dedicated, talented physicians who can do just that.
On a personal note, I enjoy running half-marathons, cycling, skating, skiing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.