I studied chemistry as an undergraduate at Villanova University. Despite partaking in the usual distractions associated with college, I was awarded the prestigious Mendel Medallion winner as the highest ranked student in my major. Aside from academics, I enjoyed playing rugby during my time at Villanova. Several volunteer experiences in college sparked an interest to apply to medical school.
I completed my medical training at Georgetown University in 2006. I had planned on going into cardiology, but the orthopedic surgery rotation as a 3rd year medical student captured my attention like nothing else. I decided to change course and begin a career in orthopedics. It was at Georgetown that I was exposed to the concept of cura personalis (Latin for care of the whole person) that form the foundation of my practice today.
Following Georgetown, I spent the next 5 years training to be an orthopedic surgeon at Geisinger Health System in rural Pennsylvania. Many mentors at Geisinger helped me established strong surgical skills, but more importantly a drive to stay on the cutting edge of orthopedic surgery. I graduated in 2011, ready to establish a practice.