Philosophy of Care
I believe patients and families should be treated with dignity and respect and that autonomy of the patient should be honored when discussing medical treatments and decisions.
Adult heart surgery including surgery for coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and heart failure. Benign and malignant disorders of the chest. Outcomes research and improvements to process of care delivery.
M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1995
B.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1991
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1996-2002
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2004-2007
American Board of Surgery, 2003
American Board of Thoracic Surgery,
American College of Surgeons
Association of VA Surgeons
Sabiston Surgical Society
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Honors and Awards
National Institute of Health National Research Service Award, 1997