Phimosis (Tight Foreskin), Hernias/Hydroceles, Undescended testicles, Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral reflux, Hydronephrosis, Kidney stones, Spina Bifida, Ureteroceles, Bladder Outlet Obstruction/Posterior Urethral Valves, Varicoceles
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, across the street from a urologist, which is how I got involved in the field. I completed my medical school at the University of Kentucky in 2014 and went to George Washington University in DC where I finished my urology residency in 2019. I realized that I wanted to focus on urologic issues in children during my pediatric urology rotation and decided to pursue a fellowship at Cincinnati Children's which I completed in 2021. I was thrilled to come back to my home state of Kentucky where I could pursue my passion and work with my fellow Kentuckians.
I decided to get into pediatric urology because it allowed me to blend the two fields of medicine that I felt most passionate about: pediatrics and urology. I have always enjoyed working with kids. Kids are so honest and genuine, and there is nothing better in my eyes than healing a child who comes in to the clinic or hospital feeling miserable. I love urology because of the mix between establishing relationships with patients in clinic and the satisfaction of being able to fix problems in the operating room. Urology also allows me the chance to work with some of the latest technology in medicine including the robot and digital scopes which has always appealed to me as well.
My philosophy on patient care is that you have to treat the patient before you can treat the disease. Patients are more than the conditions and problems that they come to us with. We cannot fully heal patients unless we treat the whole patient and not just the problem. In practice that means that I want to help my patients have a better understanding of what is happening to them and what we can do to fix that. I want my patients to feel heard.
I have a strong interest in treating kidney stones in children in my career. I have treated hundreds of kidney stone patients. I know that for most patients this is a very painful diagnosis and treating their pain requires empathy and patience.
Outside of medicine, I am interested in baking; snickerdoodles, lemon bars and banana bread are some of my favorite things to bake. I avidly follow many sports and I cheer for the Washington Nationals baseball team and enjoyed following their 2019 World Series run while in residency. My wife and I hope to take our daughter to every National Park in the US and enjoy hiking and biking on the weekends.
Faculty RankAssistant Professor of Urology
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, Ky.
General Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
Urology, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Hernia/Hydrocele Repair
- Hypospadias Repair
- Laser Lithotripsy for kidney stone removal
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy for kidney stone removal
- Ureteral Reimplant
- Deflux Injection
- Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures
- Bladder Reconstruction Surgeries
Comparison of risk of anticholinergic utilization for treatment of neurogenic bladder between in utero or postnatal myelomeningocele repair
Ureterocele Causing Bladder Outlet Obstruction
Distal hypospadias repair using only glans wing mobilization and approximation
Variation in Kidney Stone Composition Within the United States
- Comparison of risk of anticholinergic utilization for treatment of neurogenic bladder between in utero or postnatal myelomeningocele repair