Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergrad: Baylor University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Favorite thing to do in Indy: My wife and I love getting our road bikes out and riding across town. Indy has a few major trails to either walk, run or bike. My two favorites include the Monon trail and Cultural trail. One goes through the heart of Indy, and the other is 24 miles long and it rides north of Indy in an awesome area called the Broad Ripple area, lined with pubs and restaurants to stop at along your way. Also, I haven’t had the opportunity yet, but I can’t wait until the Indy 500!
Why IU: Moving to Indianapolis from Texas was a huge change, but that’s exactly what my wife and I wanted! We couples matched (IM and EM) and after many interviews across the country, we knew immediately that this was our perfect fit. First and most importantly, we wanted an environment that was going to continually push us to be our best every day, while also maintaining a friendly learning atmosphere. I can honestly say my attendings, upper levels, and even patients are constantly encouraging me to improve and keep learning daily. Second, I personally wanted a program that had multiple hospitals to maximize my exposure to a wide range of pathology, so I could become the best and most well rounded internist. Not only do we train at four different hospitals (Eskenaki, Methodist, VA and University), but we also are unopposed by any other large Universities or hospitals within a 3-4 hour radius (Chicago and Cincinnati). I’ve had patients travel across the entire state to be treated by an IU physician. To me this spoke very highly about IU’s program and its alumni. Finally, I wanted a large city that I could easily call home and that’s exactly what I got. Indy has a huge foodie and microbrewery scene. After a long shift or golden weekend, I know I can unwind with some great co-interns at a local pub or in downtown Indianapolis. You may not know, but Indy is home to the Colts football, Pacers basketball and the well-known Indy 500 race!