Walla Walla, WA
Where did you attend college/university?
What did you do after college?
I lived in Brooklyn for two years.
Where did you attend medical school?
Duke University School of Medicine
About the Duke program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
The most important aspect I was looking for was strong camaraderie—co-residents I’d want to hang out with inside and outside of the hospital. The operative experience, balanced strength across all subspecialties, top-notch faculty, and supportive research environment all made joining the Duke family an easy choice for residency.
What are your research and clinical interests at this time?
Clinically, my interests are broad and I'm excited to learn every facet of orthopaedics. My background is in mathematics, and my research focuses on surgical risk calculators and modeling the probability of experiencing post-operative complications based on each patient’s individual comorbidity profile. I’m also interested in healthcare policy and how we can better serve patients at the systems level.
“The operative experience, balanced strength across all subspecialties, top-notch faculty, and supportive research environment all made joining the Duke family an easy choice for residency.”
About Duke University and Durham
Where did you choose to live, and why?
I chose to live in downtown Durham, which offers a wide variety of amazing restaurant and entertainment options, nearly all within easy walking distance. It’s also a convenient 10-minute drive to the hospital.
What do you like to do outside of medicine?
When I’m not getting last place in college basketball bracket pools, I enjoy snowboarding, wakeboarding, running, playing piano, rooting for the Green Bay Packers, hanging out with friends, and wishing I had a dog.