If I didn't absolutely love what I do, I promise you there's no good reason to wake
up at 2:00 a.m. when the pager goes off and head to the hospital to do an
emergency appendectomy. I love my sleep and my sleep loves me.
But, there is
something about the O.R. that's in my blood.
When I ask the middle school and
high school kids why they want to be doctors (career days are always a nice break
from clinic and the O.R. every now and then) they say what many expect, “I like
helping people. . .”

Well, if you are reading this you have either already been referred to me by your
primary care doctor or
you are searching for a general surgeon on your own. Either
way, I will let you in on a secret if you promise to tell only those you care about (just
kidding) After you have checked to make sure the surgeon is “in-network”, does the
type of surgery you need, and gone hither and yon on the internet.
Ask yourself if
you know whether or not they love what they do and why.

Just like our firefighters and police officers, wanting to help people is a part of it no
doubt but honestly there is a whole other huge part that is just “in the blood.”

I thought you should know. Now you can read through the short version of what I
call “the stuff” that you might be looking for to
feel confident about your general
surgeon. Confidence is key.

Board Certification
Certified by The American Board of Surgery

Internship & Residency
Marshall University School of Medicine: Huntington, WV

Doctor of Medicine
The Ohio State University School of Medicine: Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Science, cum laude Biology
Oakwood College: Huntsville, AL

Hospital Privileges
  • Palmetto Health Baptist
  • Palmetto Health Parkridge
  • Providence Hospital
  • Providence Hospital Northeast

Professional Associations
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
  • Congaree Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association
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