MEET THE DOCTORS IS OUR ONGOING SERIES OF INTERVIEWS FEATURING THE TALENTED PEOPLE BEHIND THE MEDICINE AT RADIOLOGY IMAGING ASSOCIATES AND INVISION SALLY JOBE.
How, when and why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine?
My dad is a physician, and I can remember being interested in his work from a very young age. As I progressed through school, a career in medicine just seemed to be the best fit. I completed my undergraduate degree at DePauw University in Indiana with a major in chemistry. During college, I had the opportunity to spend a semester in Nepal, where I spent some time studying medicinal plants used by traditional healers in remote regions of the Himalayas—that was an unforgettable experience.
While I enjoyed science and research, I also knew that I enjoyed working with people, and a career in medicine seemed to offer the best of both worlds. I went on to attend medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, where I am happy to still call home. I followed up medical school with a medical internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, and residency and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Colorado Hospital, which I completed in 2014. During that time, I became very interested in minimally invasive techniques, and earned dual certification in diagnostic and interventional radiology with the American Board of Radiology.
What do you like most about your job?
I love seeing patients progress with the treatments we’re able to offer them and staying on the cutting edge of life and health sciences. I enjoy and practice the full scope vascular and interventional radiology. Prostate artery embolization (PAE), a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a newer area of particular interest for me. As a radiologist, we literally get to see things from a different perspective, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve my patients day in and day out.
What is your favorite way to spend free time (away from work)?
My favorite activity is spending time with my family and friends. My wife and I are lucky to have two amazing daughters, and it’s been so much fun watching them grow. We love being outside and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. Some of my favorites are biking, hiking, rafting and skiing. I recently started taking guitar lessons—I’m considering a future career playing guitar in a bluegrass band, though my early results suggest that it may not be in the cards.
What do you like most about working at RIA?
RIA empowers doctors to focus within their areas of interest and expertise. As a result, I feel that we are consistently able to offer patients the highest level of care. At RIA we are truly a team dedicated to providing the best outcomes for our patients. We work together and are able to share knowledge and best practices with one another.
If you’re in need of interventional or vascular radiology treatment, come see me and the rest of the team at RIA.