I’m a native of East Tennessee, but attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate, finishing with a degree in modern literature and religious studies in 2003. I took a somewhat circuitous path to medical school, traveling first to the Republic of Haiti following graduation where I worked for two years for Zanmi Lasante, the Haitian sister organization of Partners in Health. I then completed graduate studies in religious studies and in the history of medicine at Oxford University before deciding to pursue an M.D. I subsequently worked through the basic sciences at the Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Program, and was thrilled to end up back at UVa for medical school.
GSP has served as a great intersection for my interests, with committed students and faculty engaged in discussion of some of the most pressing issues in primary care today. My research and professional interests include the past, present, and future of U.S. rural primary care; and reducing health disparities domestically and abroad.
My wife Kathryn is a resident in Emergency Medicine at UVa, and we are delighted to have Charlottesville as our home.