Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Originally from Boston then Chicago for medical school, I am now a plastics-integrated intern at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. I am also an avid foodie, dancer, and creative writer.

The Importance of Palliative Care in Surgery

In an ideal world we would all die at home with our loved ones caring for us, slowly slipping away in our sleep into the placid beyond. But why doesn’t it happen this way? There’s a dignity to that way because of its organic simplicity. It’s how people used to die prior to modern medicine and before we started needing to always “fix the problem.”