Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
When I heard my son’s heartbeat for the first time, I knew that I wanted to become a reproductive endocrinologist. My wife and I had struggled with infertility for several years and went through multiple fertility treatments and many failures before reaching that moment. I knew I had to bring that feeling of hope and happiness to others.
I originally went into medical school thinking I wanted to be a cardiologist. But when I did my OB/GYN rotation and learned about reproductive physiology and pregnancy, I was just completely blown away. I then thought I could blend my inclination for both of those fields by becoming a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and manage pregnant women with cardiovascular disease or other medical conditions. But later on when my wife and I started our family-building journey and unexpectedly found ourselves turning to assisted reproductive technology, I decided to pivot and instead decided to become a reproductive endocrinologist.