I am a board certified physiatrist subspecialized in neurorehabilitation.
Born in Texas, I grew up in Memphis, TN and Gainesville, FL. I received a BSE in chemical engineering from the University of Florida. I then obtained my MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
After witnessing frequent hospital readmissions related to disabilities, I chose to focus my career in addressing this problem. I completed a residency program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine at Harvard’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Upon returning to the physical medicine program at the University of Pennsylvania, I obtained a certificate in translational research through Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine and Applied Therapeutics.
I primarily work on the inpatient rehabilitation unit but also see patients in the outpatient setting for ongoing rehabilitation needs. Recognizing that no two brain injuries are the same, I find gratification in troubleshooting barriers to recovery, and facilitating each person’s return to living, working and pursuit of happiness.
On my own time, I enjoy playing music and outdoor activities such as hiking and cooking.