My six-word story


Kensington, Prince Edward Island



Advice to my younger self:  “And this, too, shall pass away.”

Most memorable training experience in medicine:

  • Primary assisting on my first surgical procedure as a medical student

Career goal:

  • I aspire to become an academic urologist with a focus on quantitative methods and surgical education

Personal notes:

  • Last book I read: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • My most played song: "It was a Good Day" by Ice Cube
  • Can’t live without: Family
  • Something I’ve learned that’s stuck with me: My son had a febrile seizure in my arms and it made me realize what is truly important in life


  • Doctor of Medicine, Dalhousie University (2015)
  • Master of Science (Community Health and Epidemiology), Dalhousie University (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Dalhousie University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Interdisciplinary Honours), St. Thomas University (2006)


  • Resident Bowl Champion Team, American Urological Association (2019)
  • Teaching Award, Division of Urology (2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2015/2016)
  • Class of Meds ‘49 Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Resident, Postgraduate Medical Education (2015/2016)
  • Murray Girotti Award for Best Resident Teacher, London Health Sciences Foundation (2015/2016)
  • JK Wyatt Urology Resident Research Day Best Presentation (2016)
  • Surgical Foundations Laparoscopy Skills Award (2015/2016)

Community involvement:

  • Career Fair Presenter, Princess Elizabeth Elementary School
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

Say it in Six

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