United States of America
Resident Physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Integrated), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Favourite surf destination:
North Shore, Oahu
Oahu, Kauai, Big Island, California, Florida, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Bali, Portugal, and the wave pools (Typhoon Lagoon, Snowdonia, NLand, Surf Ranch, BSR)
Best surf trip ever:
Surf Ranch. Got to surf perfect barrels while hanging out with Kelly and Raimana!
Worst surf trip ever:
Japan. Blown out everywhere!
Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing:
Surf every day you can!
Education and work experience:
BS, Biochemistry w/computing specialization, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MS, Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University
MD/MPH, Health Policy and Management, New York Medical College (NYMC)
General Surgery Residency, University of Hawaii
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine/Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Plastic Surgery (Integrated) Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Favourite surfer in the world and why:
Kelly Slater. He is the GOAT. Been a fan since I was a kid and inspired by his efforts to make the world a better place.
Current go-to surfboard:
Slater Designs Cymatic, stock 5’4”. The whole line of Slater Designs boards let me surf better than I am.
Any other information you would like to add about yourself:
Looking forward to staffing a surf camp every year. Aloha!