Tell us more about how you came to choose the field of medicine.
I enjoy the camaraderie of the emergency department and broad nature of patients and complaints that I get to treat on a day-to-day basis.
What led you to choose Vanderbilt for medical school? How did your experience there shape your trajectory in medicine?
I enjoyed the people and professors I met on my interview day. The mentors I met along the way led me to a career in emergency medicine.
Where did you complete your residency? How and why did you choose that location?
I completed my residency at Detroit Medical Center (DMC). I loved the attendings and residents that I interviewed with and that it’s a very hands-on residency program, where you are taking care of sick patients and doing procedures from day one.
Tell us about your journey into emergency medicine. How did you choose it as your specialty?
I enjoy the team mentality where the doctors, mid-levels, nurses, techs, and everyone in the ER is in it together working to take care of patients.
What do you enjoy most about your day-to-day practice now?
I enjoy taking care of patients when they are feeling their worst.
Tell us more about what your role entails. What about it do you find most gratifying?
For me, it’s taking care of patients in the ED and treating the variety of ailments they come in with. I enjoy helping patients and families through the difficult moments and trying to provide a better understanding of what’s ailing them.
What led you to practice with MEMA?
I was looking for a good group of practitioners who shared the goals of working hard, supporting each other, and taking care of patients to the best of our abilities.
Have you received any awards or recognition from your peers?
In my last year of residency, I was chief resident at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital.
What was your dream job when you were a child?
I wanted to be an NBA basketball player.
What gets you up in the morning?
My wonderful wife and kids get me up in the morning and make each day an adventure.
If you could share any advice for other physicians who are interested in transitioning to emergency medicine, what would that be?
Some view it as a challenging time in emergency medicine coming through the pandemic, but the medical staff you work with and patients you help along the way will make it all worth it.
Before joining the MEMA team, you’ve practiced in very different cities, including Detroit, the Bronx, and Nashville. What led you to relocate your practice to Charlotte?
My wife was recruited to be a urologist at Atrium [Health] to start their male infertility program.
What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy going on adventures with my kids and exploring all Charlotte has to offer.
If you could tell your younger self anything right before starting medical school, what would you say to him?
Enjoy the process. There will be a lot of ups and downs, but you’ll never get the time back so enjoy it and soak it all in.
If you could choose your own super power, what would you pick?