I was born in Greenville, South Carolina where I later attended Clemson University and received a BS degree in Bioengineering. While at Clemson, I worked on a capstone project that focused on developing novel designs for IVC filters. After Clemson, I stayed in South Carolina for medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. It was in medical school where I discovered the breadth and diversity of practice that made general surgery very appealing. In particular, I am fascinated with the critical care experiences we receive in the surgical ICU. I also am interested in all aspects of hernia surgery with the different approaches we can use to repair them. Outside of the hospital, I am an avid college football fan and try to make it to every Clemson football game in the fall. In my free time, I can be found running around on the streets of Winston Salem or playing pick-up basketball games in the local gyms. I also enjoy playing golf on one of the many local golf courses available around the city.