I am currently an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and Staff Physician in Cardiology at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Heath Care System. During my 3 years in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, I studied how TRAF2 mediates mitochondrial autophagy with Drs. Abhinav Diwan and Douglas Mann. I then pursued additional clinical training in general cardiology at UW and postdoctoral research training with Dr. Chuck Murry. I am now moving toward setting up my own independent research program.