Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
How long have you been a member of ACOP?
Why did you choose the field of an Osteopathic Pediatrician?
I am faculty at William Carey University COM, however I hold the MD degree
Please list a few of your most recent accomplishments:
I am the former president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), also recently selected to be the Chapter Forum Management Committee chair for District 7 of the AAP (TX, AR, LA, OK, MS).
Why did you join ACOP?
After 25 years of practicing general pediatrics, I recently began a full-time faculty position at William Carey University COM. For more than ten years, I’ve taught and precepted osteopathic students and residents. Over that time, I have seen the benefits of osteopathic medical education, specifically as it relates to primary care pediatrics. My goal is to help William Carey produce the finest physicians in the country with a heart for primary and whole-person care, no matter their specialty.
Joining ACOP will help me connect students with an organization that will help them better care for their patients while amplifying their voice through advocacy.
I’m a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. My residency in pediatrics was at the University of Mississippi, where I served as a Chief Resident. I have been practicing in Hattiesburg, MS, since 1997 and came to William Carey University COM full time in 2021.
I believe physicians should use their skills to advocate for patients; individually, in their family, community, city, state, and world.
I have four adult children, of which I am very proud. Also, I’m happy to be associated with the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine!