QUALIFICATIONS:

Board Certifications:

  • Anesthesiology
    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • May 2009-December 2019
  • Pain Medicine
    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • September 2009-December 2019

Post-Graduate Training:

  • Pain Medicine Fellowship
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • San Antonio, TX
    • September 2008-August 2009
  • Anesthesiology Residency
    • University Health Systems & Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
    • San Antonio, TX
    • July 2005-June 2008
  • Internal Medicine Internship (Residency Categorical Year)
    • Scott & White Hospital
    • Temple, TX
    • July 2004-June 2005
  • General Surgery Internship
    • University Health Systems & Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
    • San Antonio, TX
    • July 2003-June 2004
    • Subspecialty training: Vascular, Surgical Oncology, Plastic, Orthopedic, Cardiothoracic, Radiology, Urology, & Trauma Surgery

Education:

  • Doctor of Osteopathy Degree (D.O.), 1999-2003
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center, TX College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Ranked 12th out of 108 graduating medical students
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Microbiology, Cum Laude, 1992-1996
    • University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences
    • Dean’s List, 1993-1996
  • Plano Senior High School, 1992 graduate
    • Ranked 10th out of 1,261 seniors

Honors:

  • Nominee, Anesthesiologist of the Year, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, March 2014
  • Fittest Doctor in Austin, Fit Company Competition, 2013
  • Fittest Doctor in San Antonio, Fit Company Competition, 2012
  • Fittest Doctor Runner-Up in Austin, Fit Company Competition, 2012
  • Critical Care Award for Best Performance, 2007-2008
  • Acute Pain Service Award for Outstanding Performance, 2007-2008
  • Essentials of Pain Management: Principles and Practice Program, Scholarship Recipient, May 2008
  • Outstanding Contribution to Resident Education Award, 2006-2007, UTHSCSA Anesthesiology
  • District II TOMA and G.W. Tompson Medical School Scholarships, Spring 2002
  • William G. Anderson D.O. Medical School Scholarship Recipient, October 2001
  • “Most Outstanding Student Leader of the Year” Award, April 2001
  • Golden Brain Award (highest grade in nervous system course), 2000
  • Texas Academic Honors Achievement Award – 5 year undergraduate scholarship

Activities:

  • Advisory Board Member, Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council, Austin, TX, 2013-2014
  • AOA Mentor-Mentee Program Participant, 2012-2014
  • Speaker of medicine, including osteopathy, for University of Texas at Austin Clubs, 2012-2016
  • “Tape & Shards: Should We Care or Disregard?” 2007-2008 Senior Research Project
  • Project Bear Hug Coordinator, 2007-2009
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee Resident Appointment for UTHSC at San Antonio, 2008
  • Resident Working Environment Subcommittee for UTHSC at San Antonio, 2008
  • “Fatal Aortic Injury…” poster presentation at ASA Convention, October 15, 2007
  • Malignant Hyperthermia presentations to perioperative nurses (2006, 2011)
  • “Residents as Teachers” presentation assistant at UTHSCSA resident orientation, 2003
  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) Class Vice President, 2001-2003
  • National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine, Houston Faculty Advisor, Summer 2001
  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2003, Treasurer 2000-2001
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, 1997-2001
  • Elementary Bilingual (Spanish) Substitute Teacher, Plano ISD, July 2000

Professional Organizations:

  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Disctrict VII, Treasurer
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Texas Pain Society, Previous Member
  • American Osteopathic Association, Member
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member

Blogs/Articles/Publications:

Prior Presentations:

September 21, 2016 – Retreat Inside Out, “Addressing the Paindemic,” Wichita, Kansas

April 9,2016 – 10 Myths about PAIN, BookPeople, Austin, TX

March 13, 2016- 10 Myths about PAIN, The Bookworm, Omaha, Nebraska

February 2, 2016- PAINDEMIC presentation to Campbell University Medical Students & Public, Barnes & Noble, Buies Creek, NC

June 18, 2015- Overcoming Our PAINDEMIC: The antiPAIN Lifestyle, Texas Comptroller’s Annual Wellness Fair “Inside Out,” Austin, Texas

June 13, 2015- Osteopathic Techniques for Low Back Pain, Austin Fitness Clinic, Texas

April 27, 2015- The Medical Journey: An Osteopathic Physician’s Perspective, Kappa Rho Pre-Medical Honor Society, Austin, Texas

November 19, 2014- Osteopathic Physician’s Perspective on Medicine, University of Texas Women in Medicine Club, Austin, Texas

March 27, 2013- Inflammation: An Osteopathic Physician’s Perspective, Texas Comptroller’s Office, Austin, Texas

February 13, 2013- Osteopathic Physician’s Perspective on Medicine, University of Texas Women in Medicine Club, Austin, Texas

February 8, 2013- Obesity Counseling: How to Code for It?, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association Mid-Winter Conference, Dallas, Texas

October 20, 2012- Protein Solutions: How to Get the Needed Protein with Parkinson’s Disease, Austin, Texas

April 2011- Malignant Hyperthermia, to Nursing Personnel, Austin, Texas

April 21, 2010- Obesity and Gastric Bypass, Anesthesiology Department, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

August 27, 2009- Brachial Plexus Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment, Pain Medicine Department, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

May 2008- Malignant Hyperthermia, to Nursing Personnel, San Antonio, Texas