I work to make my patients comfortable and feel included and active participants in their care. Being engaged is a healthy first step toward outstanding outcomes.

I enjoy the outdoors and activities including hiking and biking. I am always up for travel; some of my favorite stops have been Melbourne, Australia, Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, CA, anywhere in Italy, the south of Spain, and the Islands of Greece.

Locations

Monday: All day
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Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
Spanish
English
Education
Fellowship
The Hospital for Sick Children - University of Toronto (2006)

Internship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (1996)

Internship
University of Alabama Hospital Program (1995)

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1994)

Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2005)

Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (1998)

Undergraduate
Washington & Jefferson College (PA) (1990)

Graduate
West Virginia University (2020)

Clinical interest for patients

cleft lip and palate, craniofacial birth anomalies, vascular anomalies, hemangioma, dermatologic surgery for skin lesions, gender affirmation in adolescents, breast anomalies, gynecomastia, ear anomalies, facial fractures/trauma, and secondary burn reconstruction.

Research interest for patients

Current interests include developmental outcomes in single suture craniosynostosis, the impact of intrauterine opioid exposure upon the incidence of facial clefting, and the utility of artificial intelligence upon the diagnosis and outcomes of patient with single suture craniosynostosis

Volunteer activities

Global health has been a longstanding passion. I have been lucky to work with Interplant WV with whom I have visited Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Haiti. It is always an inexplicably rewarding and perspective building experience.