I am a board-certified general surgeon who has completed an Interdisciplinary Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship at UAMS-Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute under the tutelage of Dr. V. Suzanne Klimberg. I also serve as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Senior Flight Surgeon (SGP) for the 189th Combat Airlift Wing-Arkansas Air National Guard.
As a surgeon interested in breast disease, I am educated in a multimodality fashion, developing knowledge of benign and malignant conditions. I am trained in molecular epidemiology; genetics; screening and detection; breast imaging; benign breast disease/breast pain; behavioral, medical, surgical, pathological and radiation oncology; biostatistics, and clinical trial design and analysis.I also specialize in Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery, and General Surgery. Additionally, I conduct advanced Endoscopic and Colonoscopic procedures. My practice has included pediatric surgical cases (i.e., appendectomies, circumcisions, herniorrhaphies, etc.)
The Chief of Aerospace Medicine (SGP) is key to the integration of a Team Aerospace both within the medical group, and to the entire wing and higher headquarters. As the SGP I assure the quality of key elements of the aerospace medicine program, direct their integration for maximum mission accomplishment, and bring particular knowledge of the "human weapon system."I serve as the authority, consultant, and subject matter expert in the medical specialty of aerospace medicine and am a member of the medical treatment facility Executive Committee. This position is held by the most qualified flight surgeon and is an essential element of the command and control to Team Aerospace.Finally, for five years I served as a Clinical Professor for general surgery residents at the Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS which is the largest surgical residency program in the United States Air Force.
Specialties: Breast Surgical Oncology, Breast Diseases, Breast Cancer, General Surgery, Aerospace Medicine.