Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: UNC – Chapel Hill (B.A.), Silliman University Medical School (M.D.)
Favorite Sports Teams: North Carolina Tar Heels, Brighton & Hove Albion, Philadelphia Phillies, Carolina Hurricanes
Favorite Movies: Anything by Richard Linklater
Favorite Music: Underground hiphop, Bluegrass, Classic Rock
Favorite/Most Influential Books: Anything by Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, Thomas Friedman, Richard Dawkins, Atul Gawande
I came to medicine after working in economic development because I’m passionate about improving people’s quality of life and Family Medicine allows me to do that by building effective therapeutic relationships with my patients. I studied medicine in the Philippines after participating in several medical missions in the country and had the opportunity to practice as a General Practitioner for 2 years. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families and helping them achieve their health and lifestyle goals while also improving the health of the community.