Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I initially set out to be a laboratory scientist earning an MS and PhD. During my time with the department of surgery at the University of Tennessee performing trauma/critical care research, I realized I preferred the personal connection physicians had with patients than performing laboratory work as a scientist. Thus, I decided to attend medical school.
What I want my patients to know about me:
Originally from Baltimore, I received my medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed my orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. I then completed a sports medicine fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where I assisted in the care of the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Nationals. I currently serve as the chair of the Department of Surgery at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, medical director for WellSpan Rehabilitation in Adams County, and site director for WellSpan Orthopedics-Gettysburg
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I enjoy spending time with my family and two Newfoundland dogs, watching Baltimore Orioles baseball and University of Tennessee football. I like playing golf, reading, and visiting national parks.