I am the first doctor in my family. Because I had been instilled, from a very young age, with traditions that place great value on service to the community, medicine seemed like a very natural calling to me.

What has continued to motivate me—whether as a surgeon or researcher, in my previous positions as the director of a transplant program and chief of surgery, or in my current role as a hospital CEO—is the sense of adventure that I feel at the prospect of accomplishing something new in the medical field. Each day offers fresh opportunities to strive toward new horizons, to innovate, to improve, to inspire.

I welcome you on my journey.