doing my undergrad at the University of St. Andrews and medical degree at the University of Edinburgh. Although I went to the same school as William and Kate, I am not part of the British royal family.
Play golf, tennis and basketball when I can. Primarily watch football (both types) and basketball while spending way too much time thinking about Kawhi's shot, debating whether Jurgen Klopp or Masai Ujiri are the greatest men alive and contemplating why Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense is so inconsistent.
having visited 55 countries by the time I was 21. Got super lucky to be born to parents who loved 15-hour flights, traveling to multiple continents in the same week and exploring all the beauty this world has to offer.
for over a decade as a kid and been re-discovering it recently, especially now that white kids are blowing up on Tik Tok dancing to Indian music.
Since leaving medicine in 2018, discovered a love for writing, reading and meditating (thanks Tim Ferris) having read 287 non-fiction books, written over 842 blog posts and meditated for 1000 hours. All of these numbers are wrong, but hopefully you get the point - I've been busy.
Started this website as a way to learn from the past, write for the present and use it to prepare for our challenging future.
Hope you learn something while you're here and get inspired to be a better you.
If you want to support me along this journey, feel free to buy me a beer. Really appreciate it.
Wanted to start to release my podcast this year which was going to be all my blog posts. Have released 36 to date and recorded about 130. Should be posting them more but my priorities are elsewhere right now so will be getting back to it soon
Decided in January 2023 I wanted to run a marathon. Never ran a race. Don't like running. Yet after 4 months of training entirely on a treadmill (besides 2 outdoor runs), I ran the Toronto marathon in under 5 hours. Just goes to show what you can accomplish when you put your mind to something
After the marathon, decided I needed something else to do this year and thought why not write a book. Have always wanted to do it and there's no excuse why I couldn't do it now. So decided I would write 2. One is a collection of poetry I've been writing the last year and the other is about navigating career transitions. Hope to finish writing those by the end of summer and release them in the Fall. Super excited about them!
Celebrated my 4 year anniversary at the firm recently. Love what I've been able to do at the fund the last few years but know this job isn't forever. I do want to get different experiences and thinking about what the next chapter looks like, whether it's within healthcare and VC or outside of it. I'll know much more before the end of the year.
See below for some of the research I published while I was in medical school