Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. Won numerous first-place research awards, including the Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum Basic Science Award and the Process of Discovery Award. Orthopedic Residency in Spine Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University. Won the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF) resident grant. This prestigious grant was one of only fifteen awarded nationally. Served as chief resident. Fellowship Trained in cervical spine and spinal deformity at Washington University.