I was born and raised in Texarkana, TX. I’ve received a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Central Arkansas, a master’s in public health from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Before medical school, I spent two summers in Sub-Saharan Africa and a few years researching malaria. My wife, Heidi, is a graphic designer, and we have one daughter, Adeline. I plan to practice primarily in rural Arkansas but also abroad, so family medicine was an obvious choice for me. In a fragmented, inefficient, and expensive healthcare system, I hope to demonstrate that a well-trained family physician is a high quality, affordable solution to the vast majority of patient concerns. When not working, I enjoy watching my daughter grow up, relaxing with my wife, running every day, backpacking, going to the beach, and playing nerdy video games.