I was born in Vellore, India, and came to Chicago forty years ago. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago seems idyllic to me. In my teens, I left the U.S. with my parents to do mission work in South Asia. During my stint overseas, I learned a lot about true poverty, desperation, and survival. Towards the end of my stay, I wound up hospitalized for weeks with an infectious illness that killed many in the village I was staying in. The hospital was a small mud house. The physician had few resources, but he had empathy and genuine concern. He would visit at all hours of the day and night. This man became my hero. It was this experience that led me to Medicine. I hope to bring that same compassion and concern to my practice. It has meant a lot for me to be a part of this community. I hope to share what I have learned for years to come.
I started this practice on Sept 1, 2014, and began my medical practice in Gloucester on July 15, 1999, taking over for Drs. Robert Jedrey, Peter New, and Bruce Feldman. From the start, I felt an unwavering commitment to the patient experience. I was instrumental in bringing specialist services to Gloucester at a time when few specialists were interested in “crossing the bridge.” As President at Cape Ann Medical Center, I reached out to various specialists and services to create a vibrant medical park at 1 Blackburn Drive. I have worked closely with the Cape Ann community to keep Addison Gilbert Hospital alive.