With more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon, I am a well-respected clinician, educator, and organizational leader. I hold certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine subspecialty, as well as certifications from the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Board of Wound Management. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and formerly served as a designated medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. Currently I am the host of Rx for Success Podcast and serve as a Senior Executive Physician Coach with MD Coaches.
My Prescription for Success:
Number 1: “Dedicate your life to doing something that makes you feel like you’re making a difference. If you do that, you’ll never dread going to work. If you do dread going to work, figure out why and then fix it if you can or find another line of work if you can’t. If you’re a miserable at your job, it will affect every part of your life. You and your family deserve better.”
Number 2: “Always be prepared to reinvent yourself. Every day that life grants you is going to be different and change is going to come much faster than you thought. To resist change for no purpose other than to protect your own level of comfort is a certain recipe for failure. That said, learn to face change with a critical eye. Not everything new is going to survive the test of time, so do not chase folly down a dead-end road.”
Number 3: “Learn from your past successes and failures, but do not dwell there. The words attributed to the mathematician and scientist and poet Omar Kayam are worth remembering:”