I went to college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. After graduating, I chose to pursue research and received a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During my graduate work I became interested in clinical medicine, which led me to attend medical school at the University of Colorado in Aurora, CO, where I also completed my intern year in Internal Medicine. I chose Wake Forest because of the excellent ophthalmology community and training opportunities. Outside of medicine, I enjoy rock climbing, bonsai, and hiking with my wife, daughter, and our dog named Waffles.