Hometown: Chalmette, LA
College: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Outside Interests: Wife and four kids, reading/audiobooks, car trips, exploring national parks, fishing, water skiing, jogging, theology.
Medical Interests: Alcohol/rehab counseling, psychiatry, pediatrics, preventative health and end-of-life care.
Life before Medicine: In 2005, I was hired as a campus minister to Montana State University, Bozeman. I returned home 10 months later to a town that hurricane Katrina had covered in 15 feet of water. I earned my nursing license and worked in geriatric care for a couple years, during which time I married and started a family. I completed pre-medical training in Mobile, AL, where I was fortunate enough to work for the Little Sisters of the Poor and witnessed a model of medical care far surpassing anything I’ve witnessed before or since
Favorite Music: Oldies/classic rock, church hymns, and enough Country/Western to appease my wife
Favorite Movies: Band of Brothers, The Mission, Count of Monte Cristo, and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights
Why you chose MFMR: My wife yearned to return home to Montana, so I rotated here on a sub-I. The residents were intelligent/capable physicians and the attendings were very attentive, watching me perform my morning interviews and giving me direct and helpful feedback. Teaching was obviously a high priority and that paired with my family’s strong desire to return to Montana made the decision on MFMR certain.