Partnered with founding physicians and mechanical engineers to design, develop, and manufacture surgical device products to provide comprehensive spinal surgical repair solutions to improve long-term clinical outcomes. Participated in the patent research process, including an extensive academic literature search and meta-analysis. Currently completing the final phase of product testing and preparing FDA submission application materials.
A Lone Star State native, I proudly grew up in San Antonio, TX – home to the Alamo, the San Antonio Spurs and the world’s best Tex-Mex!
I graduated in the top 10 of my class at Communications Arts High School, a magnet school recognized by the Washington Post as one of the top 100 most challenging high schools in the nation, and received the Texas Distinguished High School Diploma in 2005.
In 2009, I graduated from Rice University (Houston, TX) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and cell biology and a “Fellows Emeritus” distinction for my role as an academic fellow.
I pursued medical graduate studies at McGovern Medical School (Houston, TX) located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world and received a Medical Doctorate in 2014. With interest in regenerative medicine, I accepted a position as a postdoctoral research associate at UT Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, TX) in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology and the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine.
Other academic and professional interests include healthcare application development and health informatics law and regulation. Health informatics combines the field of medicine, information technology, and science and information technology to deliver widely accessible and effective health care to patients.