Special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery. Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spinal fellowship at Tulane University and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Board Certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Has written several medical articles and delivered educational presentations to physicians at medical meetings.