Assistant Professor of Medicine and General Pediatrics
I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. In some ways, I always knew I wanted to be a doctor so I started off my path at University of Alabama at Birmingham where I majored in chemistry and biology. I chose to stay there for medical school as well. From my first days of medical school, I wanted to be a neurosurgeon but then I steered towards neurology. My career path would not start until my first clinical rotation on pediatrics with Med-Peds residents. Their inadvertent role modeling had open my eyes to a new field. Once I graduated, I matched into a Med-Peds residency at Indiana University. During residency there were many changes in my personal as well as work life. Not only did I get married and become a dad, I continued to search for the next step in my career. I began with my mind set on being a subspecialist providing transitional care for children with chronic disease but soon found the field of hospital medicine to be my calling because of the wonderful faculty that surrounded me.
My wife, daughter, and I moved to Baltimore in 2010 to be closer to family as well as expand our family. My primary appointment at Hopkins is with the General Internal Medicine Hospitalist Program; however, because of my dual training I also attend on the pediatric wards here and at Bayview.
I am excited to mentor students as I was mentored during medical school and residency to be able to guide them into their careers.