Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Undergrad: Cornell University
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philosophy of care: The responsibility to treat others is a privilege. I strive to be an instrument and resource in people's lives. The spirit of medicine is embodied in the relationship between provider and patient, and I hope to fulfill my role as teacher, counselor and doctor.
Why did you choose EPFM residency: The combination of quality, sincere people in the program, combined with naturally beautiful surroundings were the primary factors. Secondarily, being close to family members in the western U.S. was of paramount importance to me. There is a sense of community and genuine respect for each other in the program. I am very excited to be here!
Medical interests: Preventive medicine and public health; Urgent care medicine; Medical education.
Personal interests/Hobbies: Music, especially the sounds of a Martin D-35 acoustic guitar; Tennis: do you believe in love?; Abstract painting (above average adult finger-painting); Foreign languages.
Fun fact about yourself: I wore leg braces, à la Forrest Gump, as a child.