Undergraduate School and Major: University of Massachusetts Lowell - Biology
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn
Life/professions/adventures prior to attending medical school: In college, I worked in the ER ambulance bay, registering every patient that came in via ambulance. This is where my interest in emergency medicine began! I was also a medical assistant in a dermatology clinic in my gap year between undergraduate and medical school.
Interests / Hobbies: Long-distance running, Boston professional sports, cooking delicious meals in my Insta-Pot, jigsaw puzzles
Favorite Food: Scrambled eggs (I can’t start a day without them)
Favorite Novels: Running with the Buffaloes, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Hike: Chewacla State Park in Auburn, Alabama
Favorite Ski Trail:
Favorite Beach (doesn’t have to be in Maine): Anywhere on Cape Cod
Closest brush with a famous person: I met Joe Girardi, former manager of the New York Yankees, in an airport bathroom.
Celebrity I most resemble: I’ve been told I look like Andy Samberg
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Craziest/Worst - In college, I worked in a polymer chemistry lab developing adhesives and coatings. Basically, I mixed a lot of chemicals together. Honestly, I didn’t know what I was doing.
Best – Ice cream scooper at a local ice cream shop in high school.
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: A high school science teacher and cross country/track coach.
Medical Interests: Ultrasound, wilderness medicine, EMS
Personal Goals: First and foremost, I want to be the best family man I can be. I eventually want to have kids (with my soon to be wife Nikki Gordon, a family medicine resident at MMC), and I want to be the best father and husband that I can be. I want to stay active and in shape as I feel it helps me maintain a healthy mind and spirit. As an emergency physician, I want to be a constant learner, doer, and optimist.
Favorite Place in Maine:
Why MMC: The people are what really sold me. MMC was one of the few places I interviewed at where I was able to truly be myself as a result of the very welcoming, friendly vibe everyone exhibited. People seemed genuinely happy to be a member of the MMC community. Having spent my four years of medical school in Alabama, I was excited about the opportunity to train in a location close to my hometown of Methuen, Massachusetts. Portland is the perfect distance from home, and an awesome small city with great food and beer. I cannot be happier to train at MMC!