Medical College of Georgia
St. Louis University
American Board of Otolaryngology certification ’08, recertification ’18
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, ’19
Sinus surgery, including office-based balloon sinuplasty and other minimally invasive procedures, as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and general adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions.
I joined Tucson Ear, Nose, and Throat in 2016 after practicing for almost ten years in my home state of Georgia. From a philosophical standpoint, I try my best to show grace through helping patients become healthier and feel better. It is a blessing to be able to help others improve their health. I think it is very important to work with patients to help them learn about their conditions; I believe in the adage, ‘knowledge is power,’ as it applies to one’s health. Helping patients understand their ENT health can alleviate symptoms and decrease anxiety and stress over medical conditions. I also enjoy teaching students and helping them understand the nuances of ENT. I have changed and learned a lot over the course of my life, and I have probably learned as much from my students as they have learned from me.
One of the reasons I became an ENT doctor is that I have had allergy and sinus issues for most of my life. This helps me understand my patients’ perspectives. There’s no better way to empathize than to go through what your patients do! As ENT is a surgical field, I appreciate the ability to use both my mind and my hands to help my patients feel better and be healthier, just as I have experienced both medical and surgical treatment for my own ENT issues.
When I’m not working, I enjoy outdoor activities, as well as music, games, electronics, and time spent with my wife and son.