Hometown: Solon, OH
Undergraduate (and other Education only if applicable): Wake Forest University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Academic Awards/Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University, Founder of the Business & Leadership in Medical Practices group in medical school
Career plans: Likely will pursue a career in either Spine or Sports but still open to other fields
Why did you choose VUMC? On the interview day I connected very well with all the attendings and residents I met. Everyone expressed enjoyment in their work, who they worked with, and seemed to have a great work-life balance. It was evident that the administrators were very receptive to feedback and willing to adapt, which I believe is crucial in the ever-evolving field of PM&R. The attendings and their accomplishments were also very impressive, and I knew I was going to get excellent training if I matched here. In addition to that, I recognized having the opportunity to spend intern year at VUMC (a top internal medicine program) would give me the foundation of medicine that would allow me to feel comfortable caring for any patient going forward. Finally, I would be lying if the lights, sounds, and food of Nashville weren’t a factor in where I would be spending 4 years of my life.
Outside Interests: I enjoy staying active; I play on a soccer and volleyball team with my co-residents, enjoy going to the gym, and hiking/going to the lakes around Nashville with my girlfriend & dog (golden retriever named Nash). Throughout my life I have always enjoyed traveling and I’ve been to over 20 countries and hope to continue to add to that list. I also enjoy exploring the many different neighborhoods of Nashville and learning new things the city has to offer. I am an avid Cleveland sports fan, although it wasn’t very fun the first 20 years of my life.