I am a surgeon-scientist with board certifications in Surgery and Clinical Informatics, he has used this expertise to create software that worked across multiple electronic medical records to predict patient complications in hospital and outpatient settings (Midas+ Live™) and has created medical devices designed to use venous waveforms to monitor patients.  The software was acquired by Affiliated Computer Services (a Xerox company) and the device is licensed to Baxter International, both Fortune 500 companies.

I am currently an Associate Professor at UAMS in the Department of Surgery, with secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management, and the UAMS College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice, Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP).  I serve as Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship at UAMS, the Associate Director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, and President of BioVentures, LLC, the UAMS technology transfer office. 

I have authored over 80 peer reviewed publications and has a track record of extramural funding from the National Institute of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Department of Defense, among others. I am currently funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award numbers R01 GM 111324, UL1 TR003107, KL2 TR003108, and TL1 TR003109. 

Technology and entrepreneurship are part of my daily practice. I am an advisor to hDrop Technologies, Inc., Decisio Health, Inc., HoopCare, Inc., and others. I am also a professional coach who specializes working with healthcare executives and healthcare software company executives.