About the Provider

I spent my early life in Athens, Georgia where I was involved in athletic and academic competitions throughout childhood. I attended the University of Georgia for my bachelor's degree as well as a liberal arts education with additional emphases in psychology, philosophy, art, literature, mathematics, exercise science.

After graduation I worked in surveillance epidemiology at CDC in Atlanta before attending medical school at Medical College of Georgia GHSU in Augusta and pursuing specialty clinical education in Albany, Rome, Valdosta, Savannah, and Aiken.

I have trained as a surgeon since obtaining my doctorate degree in 2007 and completed general surgery internship, residency, and chief residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami as well as other training at other clinical sites in south Florida including burn, transplant medicine, trauma, and pediatric surgery at Jackson Memorial, Ryder Trauma, Miami Children's Hospital, Memorial Regional of Hollywood, and Joe Dimaggio Children's hospital. Here I had my first experiences in bariatric surgery working with Nestor De la Cruz Munoz and subsequently with Michel Gagner.

In 2013 I completed a fellowship in mimially invasive and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic Weston under the direction of surgeons Raul Rosenthal, Samuel Szomstein, Emanuele Lo Menzo, and Harvey Sugarman. Since that time I have been the medical director of the AnMed Health accredited bariatric surgery center in Anderson South Carolina. I am a board certified general surgeon as well as a verified bariatric surgeon, and I have continued to perform trauma and acute care general surgery call coverage throughout my medical career. I also enjoy the personal relationships, life coaching, and continuity care aspects of my outpatient clinical practice.

In my personal time I raise three daughters and also enjoy backpacking, martial arts, leisure traveling, cinema, painting, landscape design and computer gaming.

Surgeries Performed

•Bariatric Endoscopy Procedures •BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Follows Other Surgeons' Patients •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Anderson, SC USA
Anderson, SC USA