Brian was born in Connecticut and grew up in the suburbs of Tampa, FL. He studied chemistry at the University of South Florida, and then moved north to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. Within medicine, a strong interest is how to discuss complex medical issues with patients and families in a deconstructed and “de-medicalized” fashion. Outside of medicine, his family is a vital interest: he has three older sisters, and among them currently 6 nieces and nephews. He adores them and lovse spending time with all of them. He enjoys watching sports, attempting trivia, and spending time with his fiancée Melanie and their dog Tobey.