Hello! My name is Max and I hail from the small Long Island town of Shoreham, NY. I attended Boston University for my undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. I then pursued a post-professional athletic training residency, where I performed research and cared for youth athletes at a free clinic and high school in an underprivileged neighborhood in Manchester, New Hampshire. Feeling a need to expand my medical knowledge and scope of practice, I went to medical school at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. During school, I got my introduction to political advocacy as President of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and cemented my interest in primary care through a family medicine-focused Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship in rural Maine. I then developed a passion for public health that was nourished during an internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I was afforded the opportunity to assist in contact tracing related to the early COVID-19 investigations. This prompted me to co-found a non-profit, the Bridging Medical Gaps Collaboration, to help fill a much-needed role in connecting the business, public health and clinical medicine communities. Beyond public health and preventative medicine, I have particular interests in lifestyle medicine, sports medicine, medical education and healthcare innovation. In line with Brown’s commitment to social justice, I aspire to become a voice for change and leverage my role as a primary care physician to build community partnerships and advocate for systemic changes for health equity. Outside of work, I enjoy playing guitar, trying new restaurants, rock climbing and spending time with my wonderful friends and family. I am thrilled to be making Providence my new home and joining the Brown Family Medicine team as I continue this unintentionally comprehensive, yet delightful tour of New England.