Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: Infectious Diseases
Being a board certified Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease physician has provided me with the opportunity to work in Infectious Diseases in the private sector and community based clinic in different States. My passion is to provide comprehensive HIV care from the moment my patients are diagnosed with HIV. This has been possible through establishing a strong rapport with them to enable a low dropout in the treatment cascade as well as impacting the community viral load/HIV transmission. I also emphasize on the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in this population as well as diagnosis and treatment of Co-infections with Acute and Chronic Hepatitis C and B infections. In Jackson, MS I have worked closely with Dr. Leandro Mena in several research studies involving Young Black Men who have sex with men and implementation of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. It has been a great experience for me to be part of the only PrEP clinic in Mississippi State to date. This population is disproportionally affected by HIV in the Jackson Metro area. Working as consultant at the Crossroads Clinic, which was the only free STD clinic (now renamed Five Points Clinic) has provided me with a unique opportunity to counsel the youth at risk for HIV acquisition. At our PrEP clinic located at Open Arms Healthcare Center we also conduct a quantitative research study on Implementation of PrEP. In New York, as the HIV network medical director, I was able to implement new strategies for PrEP in high risk individuals including the transgender and non-conforming/non-binary patients. I worked with a talented team providing Transgender health care and HIV care to the Hispanic and West Indies communities as well as improving projects for HIV Quality with a multidisciplinary approach in a FQHC setting. I am committed to end the HIV epidemic through promoting PrEP use in at risk population and providing individualized high standard of care to each unique patient affected with HIV in my community.