I was born in Houston, TX, and lived in New York and Louisiana before returning to the Houston area. After graduating from high school in Katy, TX, I attended Boston University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in History Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. I returned back to my home state to attend Texas A&M College of Medicine. I had the humbling experience of being a patient myself during my medical education, and it left me with a deep sense of appreciation for what my own patients go through and for the field I was entering. I continued my medical training with a residency in Internal Medicine at Scott&White Medical Center. After completing my post-graduate training, I joined the hospitalist group at Scott&White with a faculty appointment at Texas A&M; I also served on the YPS Executive Council for the Texas Medical Association. My wife, an Arizona native, and I decided to relocate to the Phoenix area to be close to family and to pursue exciting career prospects in the region. We are both looking forward to what “The Valley” has in store for us, and I hope to bring the same level of compassion and enthusiasm for healthcare with me to 4C! In my free time, I enjoy engaging in healthcare advocacy, staying current with global events and with sports, reading historical books, traveling, exploring new cuisines, watching movies/TV, shopping, and spending time with my wife and with friends and family. Living in Arizona, I hope to pick up hiking and biking as well!