I joined Novant Health in 2019 because this health system empowers me to provide excellent patient care that benefits not just families, but the entire community.
Being a pediatrician fulfills two passions I inherited from my parents: healing and teaching. My father is a pediatric endocrinologist, and my mother is an educator. Healing patients and helping families lead healthier lives provide opportunities to use the strengths I received from them.
During my medical training and in the years since, I've complemented those strengths with insights and skills that help me take better care of my patients. Among the most important of those insights is understanding how the demands of our daily lives and our upbringing shape our healthcare needs and wellness goals. So, I do my best to listen to patients before making recommendations.
My goal is to use compassion, empathy and understanding to make someone feel comfortable during our visits. This is as critical to providing high-quality healthcare as an accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment of an injury or illness.
I am originally from the Gulf Coast and did my training at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, where I met my wife. We moved to Charlotte in 2010 and are now the proud parents of twin boys and a girl. We enjoy the outdoors, visiting with family and friends, and traveling. I am a passionate Hornets fan and look forward to taking my family to their games and other sporting events in the near future.