Justin is from Raleigh and graduated from UNC with a degree in Biology and Economics.
Prior to medical school, Justin worked for two years as a volunteer and HIV counselor for the Samaritan Health Center in Durham. He spent a year at the NIH with a Scholars program, during which time he was able to explore his passion for research and GI medicine. He was recognized with the ECU Research Distinction Scholar award, served as president and co-founder of the Brody Research Scholars, and has continued research work as an MRSP Research Fellow with the National Cancer Institute, working with models of NAFLD and liver cancer to study the role of platelets and T cells in controlling disease progression. He also served on the Medical Student council as Vice President during his first, second, and third years of medical school and was recognized for his outstanding academic performance with induction into AOA. His goals include an academic career in GI medicine that includes caring for the people of North Carolina.
Justin enjoys podcasts, reading, basketball and skiing, and strategy games such as Settlers of Catan and Risk.
Medical School: East Carolina University
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina