Education and Training
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
University of Iowa
Honors, awards and distinctions
- 2017-2018 Chief Resident, University of Iowa
Hometown: Franklin, North Carolina
Why did you choose to train at Duke?
I picked Duke for fellowship training based on the excellence in clinical training with balanced exposure to classic pulmonary/ICU medicine and the referral-based, quaternary-level complexity of a major academic medicine. There were clearly demonstrated opportunities and programmatic support to pursue my career goals in both the research and clinical arenas.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
I think the best thing about our clinical training program is the opportunity for independent thought and development of critical decision-making skills. This is a fellow-driven program that allows trainees to make significant decisions about clinical care that help prepare you for future independent practice. From a research standpoint, we have flexibility for traditional basic and clinical research endeavors; but also affiliations with degree programs through Duke and the DCRI.