Chris was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and subsequently received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern-AZCOM in Glendale, AZ in 2006. He completed his Family Medicine residency with Clarkson Family Medicine in Omaha, NE in 2009. From residency graduation in 2009 until starting the UArizona COM-T Addiction Medicine Fellowship training in 2021, he has worked as a family medicine physician at the El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, providing outpatient primary care in the clinic setting as well as inpatient care for El Rio patients hospitalized at St. Mary’s Hospital. He loves working with medical students and served as a regional director of medical education for ATSU-SOMA from 2014-2021. Chris is fluent in Spanish and has traveled to Guatemala for medical mission trips with the DOCARE International organization in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Chris and his wife are the proud parents of five children. When not spending time with his family or seeing patients, Chris also enjoys basketball, golf, guitar, and reading.