I was born at Franklin Square Hospital and grew up just across the Beltway in Lutherville, MD. I first became interested in the health sciences while taking an Anatomy and Physiology class at Calvert Hall College High School. I then attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County for my undergraduate studies where I majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry. It was at the end of my Sophomore year at UMBC when I decided I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. I went on to complete a one-year master’s program in Applied Molecular Biology at UMBC. After another year of working on the research project that I started in graduate school, I moved down to Norfolk, VA and began my medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School. While on my third-year rotations, I found that I enjoyed aspects of each specialty, and I particularly felt at home on my Family Medicine rotation. I am drawn to Family Medicine because this specialty offers the unique opportunity to form strong, long-term relationships with patients while providing full-spectrum care to people of all ages, with an emphasis placed on prevention of disease. One area of Family Medicine that I find particularly interesting is Sports Medicine. I am beyond thrilled to return home to serve the community that I grew up in while I complete my residency training at MedStar Franklin Square!
I live with my wife, Allayne, and our two cats, Pearl and Luis. Outside of medicine, I enjoy weight training, hiking, fishing, and both watching and playing sports (Go Ravens and O’s!).