B.A., General Science, Grand View University, 1990
D.O., Des Moines University, 1997
Internship/residency, University of Iowa/Iowa Methodist Medical Center, 1997-2000
Fellowship, University of Iowa Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2000-2003
Physician partner with Medical Oncology Hematology Associates, 2003-present
Favorite part of my job
Helping people in the face of adversity.
Best memory of DMU
Graduation day. Being hooded and earning the title of doctor was fulfilling yet humbling. I was the first in my family to attend medical school; with this honor came a great sense of accomplishment and responsibility.
Why I stay involved with DMU
Numerous reasons really … the staff and students, a sense of loyalty, and a desire to give back to the institution that has provided me with the tools for success in a career I truly love.
Advice to those just starting out in the profession
Be compassionate and treat all patients as though they are family.
Time with my wife and daughters, church, triathlons, and sailing.