I'm an imaginative and adventurous doctor whose passions have also led to writing. I have contributed to Huffington Post in the past and look forward to continuing to do so. I hope to promote commentary that reveals common threads and shared experiences for us all, while honoring and defending people of color and the LGBTQ community. I grew up on the East Coast and in the South, and now call Los Angeles home. I want to empower others and try to stay as informed as possible on a variety of matters given my diverse experiences through medicine, travel, fitness, and screenwriting.