I have a strong background in Urologic Oncology having completed a 3-year fellowship at UCLA after my residency. During that time, I became trained in the oncologic principles surrounding radical cystectomy and now I routinely perform these cases using the robotic assisted technique. A large portion of my fellowship time was spent obtaining my Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a focus in health services research. The MPH dovetailed nicely with my interest in health related quality of life (HRQoL). Under the mentorship of world renowned quality of life researcher, Mark Litwin, M.D., MPH, I received the honor of becoming an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Health Policy Scholar cementing my expertise in HRQoL research.
- 2006 NIH Roadmap for Medical Research-Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS). Served on sexual function subcommittee
- 2003-2005 American Foundation for Urologic Disease Health Policy Scholar
- 2007 NIDDK Prostate Basic and Clinical Science Strategic Planning Meeting. Epidemiology/Population based Subcommittee
- 2008 Robert J Anderson Proaction Award: Community Service in Health Disparities
- 2009 Montague Boyd Essay Resident Contest: First Place for Defining potency: A Comparison of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) short version