Patients often ask why I chose oral surgery as a career? For me it was a natural progression of pursuing my interests and following my dreams that steered me down the path to oral surgery. While in high school, it became apparent that science was my strength, as I electively enrolled in as many courses as allowed. This combined with my other hobbies of art and sports directed me toward the field of dentistry.
Once in dental school, it was the early didactic courses in pathology and the later clinical participation in the oral surgery clinic that led me to seek a position in an oral surgery residency. In residency, I engaged myself in as many learning opportunities as I could find, often pioneering new experiences to enhance my training.
I enjoy the career I have chosen and look forward to treating each patient as an individual with unique needs and expectations. I understand the apprehension and stress a surgery can induce and attempt to make every patients experience as pleasant as possible.
Hometown – Hanover, Maryland
Undergraduate Education – University of Maryland, College Park
Dental School – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency – Beth Israel/Jacobi Medical Center
Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Hobbies – Running, Cooking, Reading