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"Since I can remember, I wanted to be an astronaut. This passion led me to a career as an aerospace engineer. While working at NASA, I learned that earning an M.D. would help me to attain my dream of becoming an astronaut. As I proceeded through medical school and rotated in orthopedics, I realized my true passion. I enjoyed taking care of patients and working with an amazing biomechanical machine, the human body. After completing my residency in orthopaedic surgery, I never looked back and continued on to a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine."


Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Subspecialty
Sports Medicine:
Shoulder Arthroscopy and Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Knee Arthroscopy and Ligament Reconstruction
Cartilage Transplant and Restoration


Undergraduate Education
Texas A&M University, College Station Texas:
Cum Laude - Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
President of the Texas A&M Aerospace Honor Society
Member of Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society


Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston:
Dierks Surgical Scholarship
McNeese Jr. Medical Student Achievement Scholarship
Betty Murphy Award - Chosen by classmates as the student most exemplifying altruism, charity and kindness.


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Fellowships
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction
Team Physician for the San Antonio Spurs, WNBA San Antonio Stars, AHL San Antonio Rampage and Summer Olympic Trials


Bio
Born in Liverpool, England
Aerospace Engineer at NASA
Current Team Physician for multiple local Colleges and High Schools
Previous Team Physician for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


Personal Interests
Family
Woodworking
Mountain Biking
Astronomy
Photography