54; Medical Director, Practicing Physician & Principal Investigator for research trials at AM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center; Volunteer Medical Director at Camp Hopewell’s Summer Camp for children living with Type 1 diabetes

FAVORITE ACCOMPLISHMENT: Running 8–10 miles a week and completing the St. Jude Half Marathon.

UP NEXT: The 15th Annual Sugar Run 5K and St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

MOTIVATION: I am a medical doctor, and I encourage my patients to be physically fit. It is only natural for me to practice what I preach about health, wellness, and fitness.

GO-TO GEAR: Swiss-engineered performance running shoes and clothing. Uncompromising on cushioning and impact protection. Unmatched on feeling and fun.

THE WORKOUT I’LL NEVER FORGET: Working out with Anthony Travis, Extreme Fitness Trainer at AM 360 Fitness

FAVORITE JAMS: Fly Like an Eagle and Crazy by Seal

I LOVE RUNNING: It can lead you to new places, introduce you to new people, and help you make unforgettable memories. I enjoy the exhilaration of running and the thrill of completing the course.

BUCKET LIST: Finish the full St. Jude Marathon.

BEST EATS: I love Erling Jensen, and he orders meat that I can eat from a special farm. The desserts are delicious.

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Dean Karnazes is the most famous ultrarunner in the world. Known for pushing the limits of endurance, has accomplished many amazing running feats. In 2005, he ran 350 miles without sleeping in just 80 hours and 44 minutes.

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Born to Run. It’s a classic running book, not to mention a page-turner that is absolutely a must-read for the avid runner.

PET PEEVE: Races are one of the few places where it’s okay to throw your trash on the ground, but that doesn’t mean you can throw it anywhere, anytime.

CROSS-TRAIN: I enjoy the art of yoga and tia chi.

MOTTO: “Continuous Self-Inventory” It means to never top striving for perfection in everything you do.

Photo by Tindall Stephens