Hometown: Germantown, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis, TN)
Research Interests: Oncology, pain control
After residency: Private practice in Germantown, TN
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, golf, soccer, watching sports, grilling
Bio: I was born in Charleston, SC, but grew up in Germantown, TN, outside of Memphis. Almost all of my free time was spent playing sports: soccer, golf, basketball.
I went to University of Michigan for undergrad, where I got a degree in chemical engineering. Ultimately, I decided engineering wasn’t for me and settled on medicine. I went straight to UTHSC for med school after college.
I chose urology because I loved the variety of pathology and surgeries we perform. We do endoscopic, laparoscopic/robotic, and big open cases. We treat patients for oncologic, reconstructive, fertility and benign problems. I also like that we follow most our patients and can develop meaningful relationships with them.
If you run into me outside of work, I’ll probably be wearing something with the Michigan block ‘M’ on it. I love my Michigan Wolverines, and my other sports passion is Liverpool FC. I still try to find time to play golf and soccer, which are my two absolute favorite things to do. When I get time off for vacation, I prefer to travel to new places. The picture below is from Vietnam, my favorite country I’ve ever visited.
Mizzou Urology excels in our balance and camaraderie. We have excellent surgical volume balanced with good clinical experience. I especially think our strong presence at the VA is an underrated but valuable experience in our training. Finally, we all get along well with each other, which makes the hard work we do that much easier. Resident wellness is not hard work for us. For me in particular, my wellness involves regular exercise and regularly cooking and grilling with my co-resident, Geoff Rosen.