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Medical School: UAB
Residency Class: PGY-1 (class of 2026)
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
#WhyIChoseUAB: Through multiple rotations as medical student, it became apparent residents at UAB were not only excellent clinically but cared for each other deeply on a personal level. I knew this was the right environment for me to develop into the best possible physician and anesthesiologist that I can become. 
Fun Fact: Played football the U.S. Air Force Academy. My wife is a PA-C with Lung Transplant at UAB. Amateur powerlifter. 
Favorite part of the program/UAB or something you love about it: The family culture while pursuing excellence in all we do. No place will prepare you better professionally and personally to be an elite anesthesiologist like UAB will. 
Favorite rotation and why: Surgical ICU. I think the acuity of patients pushes you as a clinician and there are many opportunities to do procedures even as an intern. 
My neighborhood and why I like it: Crestwood North. Very close to many bars and restaurants in downtown Birmingham
Best places for soaking up the local culture: Any of the breweries in town on a weekend night. Some of my favorite are Ghost Train and Back 40. 
Favorite spots for a date night: Highlands Bar and Grill or Automatic Seafood
Favorite places to take guests: Taco Mama, Ghost Train, Back 40. 
Best park, trail, or golf course/Where I take in the scenic views: Vulcan trail or Highlands golf course. 
Why I like Birmingham: Birmingham is an extremely diverse city with people from many different backgrounds, something you would not expect in the deep south. The city, especially UAB, seems like it is increasing its national profile and it is an exciting time to be a young professional living here. 
What I wish someone had told me before I moved here: How great the restaurant scene is in Birmingham. There are many nationally renowned places to eat within the city and we are always getting more it seems like!