I grew up in Aiken, S.C., and attended Wofford College, where I played soccer and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. I attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. After my chief resident year, I will move to St. Louis to complete my fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Washington University. I am passionate about surgical education, my Little Free Libraries (outside my home and office), coffee and spending time hiking all the nearby state parks.