45, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon at Orthosouth

Family: Wife (Blakely), kids (Mary Blake (17), Janey (13), and Daniel III (9)), 1 dog, 2 cats

Fave Fitness Moment: Placing 2nd in the Wolfman Duathlon a few years ago with my stellar teammate Laureen Coffelt.

Cross-Train: Regularly attending Orange Theory Fitness for the past two years has been a game-changer for me. Having a coach pushes me to go farther than I can on my own.

I <3  Running: It’s simple, challenging, and gets me in the right frame of mind to go about the rest of my day. It’s also one of my favorite early morning activities when I’m traveling overseas.

Speed Bumps: I tore my left medial meniscus while running in Scotland in March 2020. My friend and partner Dr. Kenneth Weiss did my arthroscopic surgery in June, and I was back running six weeks later.

Dream Dinner Date: Beer with Paul McCartney. I saw him at a concert in Memphis a few years ago and was struck by how much he still loves to play music. That’s very admirable for somebody who has been at it for such a long time. I hope that I can be that way in my own line of work.

On My Nightstand: My latest book club selection, Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Indulgence: Good scotch and a Dostoevsky novel

Spirit Animal: Oscar, my house cat. He is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient (mostly), cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent!

Interview by Laurenne Hom
Photo by Tindall Stephens