I always had a passion for sports and helping others. I felt that Orthopaedics gives me the best of both worlds. I get to truly “fix” broken bones and help patients, and hopefully get people back to doing the things they enjoy again.
Most memorable patient or case: I had a patient that had an open fracture and had osteomyelitis that he had been dealing with for many years. He needed a below knee amputation. While he was in the hospital he became very ill. We found that we had a common interest and each day on rounds we would chat. His condition improved and eventually he was discharged home but it was nice to get to know that side of him and for me to open up about myself to a patient.
Community involvement: Race for the Cure – yearly participation
Hobbies: Spending time with my niece and nephew, traveling, horseback riding and competing in horse shows, running, watching Steeler football, and spoiling my dog Riley.
Family: I have two awesome sisters and a great Dad.
Philosophy: The human body is remarkable! It’s our temple and we should all treat it as such.
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Jan 2006 – May 2008
- Seton Hill University – Greensburg, PA
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science Aug 2000 – April 2004
- University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA