Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin Member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Masters degree in Medical Sciences at The University of North Texas Health Science Center where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA and honors. Medical Degree, Texas A&M College of Medicine in Temple, Texas at Scott & White Memorial Hospital Graduated with honors and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. 5-year residency in orthopedic surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital and affiliated hospitals. Training in orthopedics including trauma/hand/spine/foot & ankle/sports medicine/and total joint replacement. Sub-specialty training in orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Burkhart Research Institute for Orthopedics in Houston and San Antonio, TX. Served as Team Physician for SEC athletes with Texas A&M football, Houston Sabercats professional rugby team, Milwaukee Brewers Triple-AAA affiliate San Antonio Missions minor league baseball team. Served as junior faculty at the world’s largest VA medical center, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, where he delivered orthopedic care to our nation’s veterans. Worked with some of the foremost surgeons in knee and cartilage restoration as well as complex ligamentous injuries of the knee. Trained with Dr. Stephen Burkhart who is largely considered one of the world’s foremost experts in rotator cuff surgery and preservation of the shoulder joint. Sub-specializes in shoulder, knee, and hip issues including rotator cuff and labral tears, shoulder instability, partial and total knee replacements, ACL / PCL / MCL / LCL tears, knee instability, meniscus tear repair and transplantation, cartilage restoration, and preservation of hip labral tears, and reconstruction addressed with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. Well versed in all aspects of fracture (broken-bones) surgery as well as the upper and lower extremity.