Chris is a Baltimore native. After graduating from Parkville High School, he attended the University of Maryland for 2 years before deciding to join the Army to start his medical educations. He served as a combat field medic for the 24th infantry division. While in the Army, he worked closely with a Physician Assistant and decided on the focus for his career path. After completing his active service, he finished his bachelor's degree at Towson University. He then earned his Physical Assistant Degree from Essex Community College hill continuing to serve in the Maryland National Guard.
As a Physician Assistant, he has worked in Surgery, Cardiology, Occupational Health, Internals Medicine / Weight Loss, Pain Management. He became interested in pain management and medication assisted addition treatment when he injured his back. He has subsequently had 6 back surgeries. He feels that being able to appreciate pain management from the viewpoint of a practitioner as well as a patient gives him an empathetic viewpoint on treating patients.
His hobbies include gardening, home improvements, cooking, swimming and going on hikes with his wife and his dogs.