I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Mississippi State University. I worked in the Thrombosis Research Section at Baylor College of Medicine prior to matriculation into medical school. I obtained my Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch. I chose Wake Forest Baptist Health for Internal Medicine Residency, because of their reputable and supportive training program. I also enjoy the size, location, and recreational opportunities Winston-Salem has to offer. I followed Internal Medicine Residency training with a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine given my passion for caring for patients with serious illness and their families. I have board certifications in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Hospice Medical Director. I have worked in both the academic setting and in the hospice medical director role and maintained a faculty appointment with Wake Forest Baptist for over 10 years. I am dedicated to sharing the benefits of palliative care with other medical professionals to provide the best care for patients. I am excited to be the Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program where my goal is to train and mentor the future leaders of our field to be experts in clinical care and education.