Where did you grow up?
Evansville, Indiana, but split time between there and Flat Rock, Michigan.
What is your medical school/undergraduate background?
Undergraduate at Samford University and medical school at IU School of Medicine
Why are you pursuing a carrier in ENT?
I love that ENT really owns the head and neck. We are required to have true mastery over the area and there's so much going on. It really keeps things interesting. I was also attracted to the combination of surgery and clinical care it provides.
What intrigued you about IU School of Medicine?
I think our relationship with our faculty is second to none. The rapport between the residents and faculty I saw as a medical student made me want to stick around.
What have you learned most from faculty in the department?
First and foremost I think we have excellent surgical training so I've learned a ton from all our specialties on the basics of ENT surgery. I also think our faculty are just excellent doctors in general so I've learn a lot about how to connect to patients on a personal level.
What are some of your hobbies?
Movies/history of film, traveling, planning events for the department, reading, bourbon, sports (especailly University of Michigan basketball and football).