NeuroRhinology – Advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellow – Class of 2024
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate Degree: 2007 – BS – Wake Forest University
MD: 2012 – Wake Forest School of Medicine
Residency: 2017 – Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Hobbies: Cinematography, video editing, clay target sports (sporting clays), watching Formula One racing, spending time with my wife and dog.
I was previously in practice in general otolaryngology for six years in New Bern, NC. During that time, I found that I had a deep passion for all things related to the nose and sinuses. This led me to return to training in Rhinology. I find that we have a tremendous capability to improve someone’s quality of life through nasal and sinus surgery, and I wake up each day excited to help others.
During my time practicing in Eastern North Carolina, I would sometimes come across patients who required a higher level of care than what we could provide locally. It quickly became clear that UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology not only provided the best surgical care in the region, but also the most patient-centric care. Everybody, from the office staff to the patient navigators to the surgeons themselves, clearly had a focus on delivering the best care to our patients who we had referred to Chapel Hill. When the time came to pursue a Rhinology fellowship, UNC was my top choice.
Fun Fact: I went to college on a music scholarship, as a trombonist. I still play from time to time in local groups.