- Originally from Shamokin, Pennsylvania
- Earned his B.S. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University
- Played varsity football at Duke from 1993-1997, serving as captain of the team in 1997 and named ACC All-Academic and ACC All-Conference during this time
- Received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
- Completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center
- Completed a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City
- Will have been with SJRI for 10 years in September
What is some of your favorite music?
"I listen to a variety of music from classic rock to hip hop. Kings of Leon is my favorite band (local boys). Kids Bop is on the radio quite a bit and I love to listen to my kids sing."
What are some hobbies or things you enjoy doing outside of work?
"Anything outside! I especially enjoy playing any sport with my kids."
What are your favorite foods?
"Too many to list! Lately, I have really been into sushi."
What are some interesting facts about you?
"I grew up in a town of about 10,000 people. I've worked plenty of odd jobs growing up including pumping gas, installing swimming pools and working in a FedEx distribution center.
"My wife Sarah and I have two beautiful children, Emma Kate (7) and Henry (5). We live in Franklin and love living in middle TN. We're currently considering a family dog.
"I'm excited about our early experience with robotic assisted joint replacement. I feel that this technology makes me better as a surgeon which allows me to provide better care for our patients. I am honored to help teach the technology to other surgeons as a MAKO visitation site.
"I do a lot of work to combat the opioid crisis. It is so large that anything we can do as healthcare providers makes a difference. We have a talented multi-disciplinary team that meets monthly to find ways to enhance our patients' recovery while minimizing the use of narcotic pain medicine. I'm excited about the work we are doing on this front."