M.D. trained in the US, now researching SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in Canada for his Ph.D. After earning my Ph.D., I will be pursuing an Anatomic Pathology residency embracing my path towards being a physician-scientist. My academic interests are directed towards topics that provide the greatest net benefit for the greatest number of people. I love complicated, messy, and poorly understood topics.
I enjoy writing in my spare time, along with 3D printing and staying connected with my family. I have been a longstanding proponent for global health with projects ranging from supporting Doctors without Borders (MSF) to Syrian refugees (Syrian American Medical Society).
Do over-the-counter COVID tests make our communities safer? The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a significant mobilization towards ensuring that information we all need to live our lives during a pandemic is readily accessible. Part of this is knowing whether we or others in our community have the virus. Fortunately, at-home testing is widely available. But […]
Prefer to watch this article? Watch it here. Science journalism paints a rosy picture of the advances of medical research. A quick look at the “Health and Medicine News” section from Science Daily communicates optimism on our understanding of aging, pain relief, depression, and cancer. If one were to read these articles, one could expect an experience that […]
Want to watch this article? Tune in here. I am sick and tired of the pandemic. Many others share the sentiment based on several high-profile recent news stories, albeit for different reasons. Neil Young has recently had his music pulled from Spotify, given the platform’s refusal to screen its content for COVID-19 misinformation effectively. Meanwhile, truckers in Canada […]
Want to watch rather than read this story? Tune in here! My medical training has made me a skeptic. When one learns of the limitations of diligently-studied therapeutics, one understandably is cautious about therapies that lack or have been minimally investigated. Metformin is a wonder drug for diabetes; hence, it is often the first therapy recommended […]
Prefer to listen to this article? Watch this article here. Omicron cases are finally starting to go down. Omicron has been gripping the world for the past two months. Finally, peer-reviewed literature is coming out to inform us how much our pandemic tools protect us. I reviewed a recent article from the Journal of the American Medical […]
Prefer to listen to this story? Tune in here. Medical science has always been imperfect. Stories of individuals’ cancer relapsing, not everyone treated for a heart attack making it, and antibiotics not enough for bacterial infections are all too familiar. Before COVID-19, it was not uncommon to hear of someone who got the flu shot and […]
Critical appraisal of healthcare news and opinion is essential in the modern world. This simple act can guide more informed decisions.
Seizures are when there is synchronous and excessive electrical activity in the brain¹. Given that the nervous system works through electrical activity
Monoclonal antibodies were first used in humans in the 1980s². They have gradually become more prevalent with Regeneron, producing and selling this treatment for those with severe COVID-19
Based on a paper that studied over a million individuals, males are at a higher risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19.