What is your educational background? University of Western Ontario, Bachelor Degree in Biology with Honours Specialization in Genetics (2008). Medical Degree from Queen’s University (2012). Family Medicine Residency at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (2014). I received my Flight Surgeon and Flight Safety Investigator certification in 2016. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Senior Medical Advisor 2017.
What is your hometown? London, Ontario.
Research/Academic Interests? Military personnel.
Hobbies? I’m pretty nerdy and love myself a good sci fi/fantasy novel/movie/TV show. I’m also pretty interested in getting back into Krav Maga (Israeli Defense Force martial arts) as there wasn’t a trainer where I previously posted. I’m an avid video gamer and my wife collects board games (back to Nerd stuff). I also love to cook, taste wine, and collect scotch whisky.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Emerging victorious from any board game match-up with my wife (she is ruthless, and this is rare occurrence). Resident Teaching Award in Family Medicine gets a honourable mention.
What is your favourite sound? The Sound of Silence.
What is your favourite colour? Blue. But not the Air Force blue.
If you weren’t a psychiatry resident, what would you be? I was a family doctor in the military for 4 years prior to returning to residency. If I had stayed in my previous occupation, I would likely be a Brigade Surgeon for one Canadian Armed Forces Field Ambulance Units. This is a really cool job title, for someone who gets to attend a lot of meetings and do paperwork.
What is your most treasured possession? US Armed Services Challenge Coin for Star Wars Trivia at the premier of Star Wars: The Last Jedi while deployed to Iraq. I won 3.
What is your favourite restaurant in Kingston and what do you order? Greco’s. The Traditional Greek Salad.
What’s your motto? Gloria Merces Virtutis – ‘Glory is the reward of valour.’ (My Scottish Clan Motto)
Which superpower would you like? Pre-cognitive Clairvoyance. (The Golden Path)