Hometown: Fort Jennings, OH
Bio: I am originally from a small town called Fort Jennings, Ohio – population 485 in the 2010 census. My wife and I met in college through serving in campus ministry, and helped start a new chapter of the organization in medical school. We have one son (see photo) who loves books, testing the limits of what his body is capable of, and general destruction.
Why Memorial: Breadth of clinical training, autonomy afforded to residents, and, most of all, the people. Prior to the pandemic, I was fortunate enough to meet faculty and residents in person. It was very clear they were like family together gathered around the dinner table.
Clinical interests: Hospice and palliative care, bioethics
Hobbies: Amateur gardening
“The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“What’s the difference between a camel and a dromedary?” – Self
Favorite books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Favorite thing to do/place to go in South Bend/Mishawaka: South Bend Organic Resource (free compost)