John received his master degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Emory University in Atlanta. He has had a strong interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation throughout his college career. John became interested in Sports Medicine after suffering a collegiate sports ending knee injury and decided to enter the field of sports medicine. While serving as an athletic trainer for the University of Central Missouri, John graduated with honors receiving a bachelors degree in fitness/wellness and a masters degree in Sports and Exercise Science and was named the most outstanding graduate in the field of sports medicine.
While at Central, he was the head graduate assistant athletic trainer for baseball, wrestling and volleyball and assisted other trainers in football, basketball, track and sports rehabilitation. Before graduation in 2001, he completed internships in athletic training and physical therapy.
John moved to Georgia with his wife, Ivy, in 2001. While Ivy attended the University of Georgia, he worked at the American Red Cross Blood Services as a phlebotomist and Collection Operation Supervisor before enrolling into Emory University School of Medicine and entering the Physician Assistant Program. He currently lives in Snellville, Georgia with Ivy and their new son.
While at Emory, John was able to work in many different facets of medicine including emergency medicine, pediatrics and orthopedics. His love for medicine was further developed through volunteer organizations such as the South Georgia Farm Workers Project (SGFWP) and The American Red Cross (ARC). John currently volunteers his services to the ARC Disaster Services to help boost efforts to help individuals and families in need of assistance during difficult and trying times. AOC is also a proud sponsor of Johns efforts to protect our country as a member of the Air National Guard where he spends most of his time away from work training with a search and rescue medical group in Alabama.
Johns areas of interest include sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and post-surgical follow-ups for many doctors in the office.
In his free time he enjoys long distance running, sports and spending time with family and friends. He is actively involved with the American Red Cross and volunteers both his time and blood on a regular basis.
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