Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”? In college, I double-majored in Bio-Psychology and Studio Arts, worked in neuroscience research at the University of Rome, La Sapienza and then decided to go to medical school. After attending medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), I began my residency training in Internal Medicine at the West Los Angeles VA — UCLA program,
Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that happened to you since you began leading your company? A 73-year-old woman comes to see me with her husband, who happens to be a retired physician. She is in my office because she has a lump behind her left ear, discovered during a dental exam. She is terrified, as she is a recent breast cancer survivor. So much so, that she wouldn’t even let her husband touch the area. As part of the
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story? For most people who need a biopsy, their doctor performs the FNA or they go to a clinic to have the biopsy done, and then the material gets sent to a pathology lab to be analyzed. I am one of very few doctors in the U.S. who operate a combined FNA clinic and in-office laboratory, where I perform biopsies and also analyze them. I have performed and interpreted thousands of FNAs of palpable and non-palpable (ultrasound guided) masses and have one of the highest rates of obtaining diagnosable samples on the first effort, virtually eliminating the need for repeat biopsies. I perform onsite evaluations and provide diagnostic results to doctors usually within 24 hours, therefore alleviating patient anxiety.