Where is your hometown?
Where did you train?
- Undergraduate- Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
- Medical School- University of Alabama, Birmingham
- Residency- Duke University
Honors and Awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha, UAB
- Tinsley R. Harrison Award for excellence in Internal Medicine, UAB
- Appleseed teaching award, Duke University
- Lecocq Award for Outstanding Chairs Conference & Senior Resident Lecture, Duke University
What are your career goals?
I am pursuing a career in academic medicine with a focus on basic science research into the molecular mechanisms driving adverse outcomes in CKD/ESRD.
What Scholar Pathway did you choose?
I choose the Biomedical Science Investigator Pathway. I will be working in the laboratory of Nico Katsanis, PhD in the center for human disease modeling at Duke.
What were you looking for in a fellowship program?
Robust clinical experience, a dedication to fellow education and flexible training pathways with a diverse variety of further training options.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
The people that make up our program. Period.
Our faculty is renowned amongst residents and fellows for being truly passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of nephrologists.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
How much I enjoy working with our faculty. I couldn't imagine a better environment to learn and work in.
What have you liked about living in Durham/RTP?
I can afford to live in the epicenter of Durham/Chapel Hill with a garage wood-working shop and a back patio for the Big Green Egg.
What advice would you give about moving to Durham?
You will love it.