I was born in Miami but I grew up in Maryland where my grandfather owned a lumber company. I went to Marine Corps boot camp out of high school and I was deployed twice to Iraq during college. I graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and completed a two-year research fellowship at NIH in Bethesda. I was fortunate to have been accepted to the MD/PhD program at UAB and lived in Birmingham for eight years. My parents retired to Key Largo so I chose to complete my Radiation Oncology residency closer to them in Miami. Although I certainly enjoyed my time there… I knew that there was no way that I would stay.
What is your title and what do you do at CARO?
I am a Radiation Oncologist… and I color for a living.
How did you become a part of CARO?
Dr. Alex Whitley graduated from the same MD/PhD program that I did at UAB. I was doing temporary work last year in anticipation of joining a group near Tampa but they had some major problems and that fell apart. Alex contacted me around the time that I started looking again and I was very fortunate to have been offered a position here at CARO.
What do you like most about working at CARO?
The staff of course!
When you’re not at work, what are some of your hobbies and interests?
I’ve been a professional student for most of my life but now that I’m not stuck to the books I’m looking forward to getting back into my regular workout routine, shooting at the range, and going to Destin or Gulf shores on the weekends to enjoy the water!
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