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Associate Professor


When I was 14 years old, I was in a serious accident. A great doctor saved my life. The experience of being a patient inspired me to want to help others and become a physician. I have been taking care of patients and their families in North Carolina for over 10 years.

It is a privilege to care for patients through all stages of life. I approach each patient as a unique individual and try to provide the care I would want for my own family. I like to help my patients achieve their personal health goals, make informed medical decisions, and navigate the health care system. I am particularly interested in cardiovascular health, dermatology, musculoskeletal medicine and prevention of disease.

Having grown up in Florida, I enjoy sharing my love for the ocean and surfing with my wife and four children. I also enjoy beekeeping and gardening.

Areas of interest

Family Medicine; individual and community care; cardiovascular health, dermatology, musculoskeletal medicine, and disease prevention.


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  • Department of Family Medicine

  • Phone Numbers

    984-974-0210 (Appointments)

  • 984-974-4888 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    590 Manning Drive

    CB #7595

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599