During my second year in physician assistant school, I was selected for the Health Professions Scholarship Program. This allowed me to join the U.S. Air Force and work as a physician assistant. I spent the next 8.5 years working as a military PA and completed a general surgery fellowship.
My time in the Air Force taught me integrity, discipline and placing others first. The fellowship taught me work ethic, importance of evidence-based medicine and teamwork.
These skills assist me in practicing the best, safest medicine I possibly can. I strive to be transparent/honest with my patients and timely with all communications. I understand the significance of lifelong learning in medicine, and how it benefits positive patient outcomes. I believe in a multidisciplinary (teamwork) approach to patient care. This gives me the assurance my patients’ needs are being met and they are receiving the highest standard of care.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and daughter. My hobbies include triathlon training, chess, tennis, snowboarding and traveling. The only continent I haven’t stepped foot on is Antarctica.
Qualifications and experience
- Plastic Surgery
- Languages spoken
Baylor University (2018)
Masters Physician Assistant Studies
University of North Texas Health Science Center (2014)
Bachelor of Science
University of Texas at San Antonio (2007)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Year National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 2014
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