What is your home town?
I was born in Media, Pennsylvania, but was raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Where did you attend medical school?
University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary, European Union; formerly eponymously named Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center, after the aforementioned Hungarian biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 for “Vitamin C and the catalyst of fumaric acid.”
What other educational credentials do you have?
B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine (formerly Delaware County). During my undergraduate studies I served as the Nittany Lion mascot, which I called my “three tours of duty.”
What are your particular clinical interests?
Formally, I have a focused interest in preventive medicine, emergency medicine, geriatrics, women’s health, inpatient and general outpatient medicine — establishing long-term rapport with my patient population and interdisciplinary team.
Also, I am avidly interested in procedure-based medicine: minor surgical procedures, endoscopic procedures such as EGD, colonoscopy and anorectal manometry, and sports medicine-based therapeutic interventions.
Lastly, as UAMS Little Rock is a university-based teaching institution, I am interested in pursuing academic medicine, insomuch as becoming a clinical professor of medicine. I love sharing the same enthusiasm my instructors and mentors have expressed towards me and pass it onward to the next generation of physicians.
Why did you choose Family Medicine?
Family Medicine is an umbrella specialty of medicine with a myriad of resources available to both practitioners and patients. As such, it appeals to my natural inquisitiveness. A Family Medicine physician is the “general” that orchestrates with one’s lieutenants in other specialties with the cornerstone goal of providing the most comprehensive, compassionate, and safe care to all patients and their families.
Why did you choose the Little Rock Family Medicine residency program?
I have established roots here in Arkansas. Little Rock is a “hidden gem” of a city as my mentor and close friend, who is himself a graduate of the UAMS Little Rock program, describes it. It attracts the best talents from across the nation, and I am humbled to be able to join this prestigious institution with its distinguished faculty and staff.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?
Outside of medicine, I am a portraiture painter, horticulturalist, writer, and military historian. I also enjoy cooking and barbecuing. I am a hardcore gamer and enjoy weightlifting, and engage in all manner of outdoor activities.
I have a desire for adventuring — I have lived in Europe for six years, driven cross-country in the United States and cross-continent in Europe, skied in the French Alps, boated down the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Tisza rivers, rode a gondola in Venice, and have traveled to Persia to visit my wife’s family/heritage.
If you see me, come up and say hello. One may find us in an impromptu portrait study session while chitchatting about worldly affairs.