Awards & Honors
Board Member, Averroes Institute
June 2022 - Current
I am proud to be a board member of Averroes Institute, a leading institution that prepares students for success in college and beyond. As a board member, I help shape the vision and direction of the school, oversee its financial and academic performance, and support its mission of providing holistic education that nurtures the academics, social and spiritual well-being of students. I am passionate about empowering students to excel in their fields of interest and contribute positively to society.
Integration of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data into the Electronic Health Record (iCoDE) Steering Committee Member
I am a steering committee member for the Integration of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data into the Electronic Health Record (iCoDE) Project, a consortium led by the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS). The iCoDE Project aims to establish standards and guidelines for integrating continuous glucose monitor (CGM) data into the electronic health records (EHRs) of people with diabetes. As a steering committee member, I contribute to the development of technical specifications and workflows to facilitate data integration efforts and improve diabetes management and outcomes.
Scientific Advisory Board Member at NueroSpinal Innovations (NSI)
I am a scientific advisory board member at Neurospinal Innovations which develops innovative solutions for various clinical needs. As a scientific advisor, I provide expert guidance and feedback on the company’s research and development activities, product portfolio, market strategy, and regulatory compliance. I also help foster collaborations and partnerships with key opinion leaders, academic institutions, and industry organizations.
2020 - 2025
American Board of Internal Medicine
I am a board-certified internal medicine doctor by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), which is one of the leading organizations that certifies internists and subspecialists in the United States. This means that I have completed an ABIM-approved training program and passed a rigorous knowledge assessment exam in internal medicine. Board certification demonstrates that I have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential for excellent patient care in the field of internal medicine.
American College of Physicians National Conference, Research Award Winner
I am a proud recipient of a national research award at the American College of Physicians (ACP) National Conference in 2020. The ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. The ACP National Conference is the most comprehensive conference in internal medicine, where thousands of physicians gather to learn, network, and celebrate excellence in their field. My award-winning research project was titled “Mortality and ICU Length of Stay in Septic Shock Patients with Positive Troponins”, which explored the clinical implications of cardiac biomarkers in sepsis outcomes.
Chief Medical Resident
2020 - 2021
I was the chief medical resident of internal medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), which is a part of Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network1. RBMC consists of two general acute care hospitals, located in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, servicing the Raritan Bayshore communities in Middlesex and Monmouth counties. As a chief medical resident, I was responsible for overseeing the education and training of more than 100 internal medicine residents and medical students, as well as providing clinical care to a diverse patient population. I also participated in various quality improvement projects, curriculum development initiatives, and research activities. Being a chief medical resident was a great honor and an invaluable learning experience that prepared me for my future career in academic medicine.
Canadian Bone and Joint Conference, Research Award Winner
In 2020, I was awarded the second place for best presentation at the Canadian Bone and Joint Conference (CBJC), which is a unique and exciting conference that brings together experts across multiple aspects of musculoskeletal research. My presentation was based on my research entitled “Restoration of Shoulder and Hip Tilt with Sound Waves”, which explored the potential of using acoustic waves to correct postural imbalances and improve joint function.
Spirit of Medicine Award
I am proud to share that I received the Spirit of Medicine Award in 2020 at Raritan Bay Medicine Center, where I completed my internal medicine residency. This award recognizes residents who demonstrate excellence in clinical care, compassion, leadership, and professionalism. It is an honor to be acknowledged for my dedication to serving patients and colleagues with respect, empathy, and integrity. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from the outstanding faculty and staff at Raritan Bay Medicine Center and to contribute to their mission of providing high-quality health care to the community.
Pride In Profession Award
I am delighted to announce that I was awarded the Pride in Profession Award in 2021 at Raritan Bay Medicine Center, where I completed my internal medicine residency. This award honors residents who exhibit outstanding performance in clinical skills, academic excellence, teamwork, and ethical standards. It is a privilege to be recognized for my passion for medicine and my commitment to advancing the field through research and education. I appreciate the support and guidance of the exceptional faculty and staff at Raritan Bay Medicine Center and their dedication to improving the health and well-being of the community.
Medical Dilemma Jeopardy Tournament
One of the highlights of my medical career was taking part in the New Jersey Medical Dilemma Jeopardy Tournament in 2019. This was a fun and challenging event that pitted teams of residents and fellows from different medical fields and institutions against each other in a game of medical trivia and ethics. I was thrilled to win third place out of 16 teams, by answering tough questions on topics ranging from diagnosis and treatment to prognosis and professionalism. It was a great experience to test my knowledge, learn new things, and meet other passionate medical professionals from across the state.
CHEST Annual Meeting Podium Presentation
I was honored to present my research at the CHEST conference in 2020, one of the most respected events in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. My research was about how changes in blood sugar levels affect the outcomes of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock who are admitted to the intensive care unit. I did a study that looked at the records of these patients and found that those who had more fluctuations in their blood sugar levels had worse outcomes than those who had more stable blood sugar levels. They were more likely to die, stay longer in the hospital, and need a breathing machine. This means that doctors should pay attention not only to the average blood sugar levels but also to how much they vary when they treat these patients. This could help improve their chances of survival and recovery.
Global Spine Congress Podium Presentation
I was thrilled to present my research at the Global Spine Congress in 2021, a leading international conference that brings together experts and innovators in the field of spine surgery and research. My research was about measuring the size and shape of the atlas, which is the first bone of the spine that connects to the skull. I used a large database of X-ray images from different countries and regions to analyze how the atlas varies among different populations and groups. I found that there are significant differences in the atlas dimensions based on age, sex, ethnicity, and geography. This has important implications for diagnosing and treating spine disorders that involve the atlas, such as neck pain, headaches, vertigo, and spinal cord compression. My research could help improve the accuracy and safety of spine surgery and interventions involving the atlas.
I was honored to be selected as a google ambassador for Hackensack Meridian Health in 2021, a prestigious program that recognizes and supports health care professionals who use google products and services to enhance their work and innovation. As a google ambassador, I had the opportunity to:
Learn about the latest features and updates of google tools such as Google Workspace, Google Cloud Platform, Google Health, and Google Fit.
Share my feedback and insights with google developers and engineers to help improve their products and services for the health care sector.
Promote and demonstrate the benefits of using google solutions to my colleagues and peers at Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health networks in New Jersey.
Participate in exclusive events and webinars hosted by Google experts and leaders in the fields of health care, technology, and innovation.
Being a google ambassador was an amazing experience that helped me grow my skills, network, and impact as a health care professional. I am grateful for the chance to collaborate with google and hackensack meridian health on advancing the quality and efficiency of health care delivery using cutting-edge technology.