Summit Provider


WellSpan Surgical Specialists

120 North 7th Street Suite 200
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone:(717) 217-6800
Fax:(717) 217-6900






Professional School: 
St Francis University
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants



Q: What led you to work in your particular field of medicine?

Answer: I have always had a passion for surgery since my formal education in physician assistant studies at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa. In 2005, the bariatric program began at Summit Health and I applied and was hired as the PA for the program.

Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?

Answer: As a native of Franklin County, both my wife and I are from the Cumberland Valley and have family in the area. We have always loved our home.

Q: What would you say is a common misconception about your particular field of medicine?

Answer:  I think that the level of care PAs can provide is misleading to the patients who may feel that PAs are personal assistants to the physicians and not advanced practitioners.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?

Answer:  I look forward to helping grow the surgical services offered to Franklin County residents, especially in the field of bariatrics and minimally invasive surgery.

Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?

Answer:  I enjoy hunting, soccer and spending time with my friends and family.