In addition to being a CHIP operator and endovascular interventional cardiologist at the St. Louis VA hospital, I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Washington University, School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, I was enrolled in the medical scientist training pathway at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This included 3 years of post doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Kitsis – working on the proteomics of cell death. After a hiatus from academics, I recently reentered scientific pursuit as a member of the Diwan Lab and am focused on the role of protein aggregation in sarcomere and cardiac myocyte biology. When not pondering over biology, I am a passionate photographer, blogger, philosopher and classic car nut.