Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
I have an interest in a Sports Medicine fellowship.
Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I believed that UPMC Shadyside has the resources to give me the highest possible level of Family Medicine training. I really enjoyed meeting the faculty and other residents. They were all very friendly, sincere and welcoming
Pittsburgh really appealed to me from the moment I visited. The city as a whole is culturally diverse with plenty of big city opportunities and a small town feeling. The neighborhoods remind me of where I grew up in the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Florida. After seeing quite a bit of the town and seeing how many different sporting opportunities are here, I knew this would be the best city for me and my wife.
What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
I want to become a complete and competent physician by the end of my residency training. Excellent family physicians require a broad base of knowledge, and that comes with a good work ethic and a solid support system.
Do you have any special interests outside of the residency program?
I enjoy playing a round of golf with a group of friends. I also have a particular interest in football, hockey, baseball and soccer. I’m excited that Pittsburgh has professional teams in all of these sports. I also enjoy traveling to new places with my wife and trying new food.