Where did you attend college/university?
University of Illinois
Where did you attend medical school?
University of Illinois College of Medicine
About the Duke program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
While a commitment to excellence in surgical training and education was important to me, above all I was looking for a sense of family. I completed my first away rotation at Duke, and even after the rest of my aways and interviews, I never found another program with the same sense of camaraderie and cohesion amongst the residents and attendings. Without exception, I could tell that every person I worked with took pride in making sure that I felt what it was like to be a part of the Duke Ortho family. It was a feeling that stuck with me, and something that I hope to emulate these next five years.
What are your research and clinical interests at this time?
My research thus far has mostly been focused on adult reconstruction, but I am very open to exploring all research and clinical specialties within orthopaedics.
“I completed my first away rotation at Duke, and even after the rest of my aways and interviews, I never found another program with the same sense of camaraderie and cohesion amongst the residents and attendings.”
About Duke University and Durham
Where did you choose to live, and why?
I chose to live in an apartment in the heart of Downton Durham in the same building as a close medical school friend of mine and his fiancé who also matched at Duke. We wanted to take advantage of all that downtown has to offer, as well as meet plenty of new friends since we will be new to the area.
What do you like to do outside of medicine?
In my free time, I enjoy being as active as I can – weight lifting, running and biking, intramural/pickup sports, and golf. I also enjoy reading, staying active within my church, watching my Chicago White Sox, and look forward to catching as many Durham Bulls games as I can.