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Program: General Surgery

Start Year: 2017

Medical School: SUNY Upstate

College/University: Earlham College

Hometown: Garrison, NY

Clinical and Research Interests

Trauma Surgery/Critical Care, Research in surgical education, resident wellness and surgeon communication

Hidden talent

Online shopping

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Excellent clinical training
  • Supportive and dedicated faculty
  • Down to earth and caring residents
  • Diverse patient population
  • Broad research opportunities

Favorite memory of intern year

All overnight residents watching UNC vs. Duke on TV while on call (when not seeing patients)

Favorite place to go in NC

Outer banks

Favorite case to scrub into

Small bowel obstruction… anything could happen!

Honors and Awards

  • Inaugural Recipient of the Erle E. Peacock, Jr., MD Award for Surgical Education, 2020
  • American College of Surgeons Excellence in Research Award, 2020
  • UNC Resident Teaching Award, 2020
  • North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center John Stackhouse Award, 2019
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member, 2016
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2016


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