I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and still consider it home. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Anatomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my Doctor of Medicine from the Chicago Medical School. My wife and I moved to Austin in 2007, and I joined the Hill Country faculty in 2015. Before that, I taught Anatomy and Physiology at a community college in Chicago. I’m also a practicing pediatrician at Austin Regional Clinic, and my wife and I have three current Hill Country students, Classes of 2024, 2026, and 2029.

What is your favorite sport?
Sleep marathon

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
I enjoy playing the guitar. I play through headphones late at night, which helps me process the day.

What is your favorite food?
Grilled cow

Growing up, you hoped to become a…

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza. What an ending!

What is an interesting fact about you?
Things I hate: voicemail, tetherball, bean sprouts, the White Sox.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Santa! So many questions…

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
May the God of hope fill you with all peace and joy as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My wife, Catherine. Without her, I wouldn’t have my kids, the scar on my arm, or be living in Texas.

What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
The students! In my interactions with them, I get a glimpse of who they’ll be in the future, and it humbles me that I get to share my life and knowledge with them.