Joe was born and raised in Torrance, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate education at UCLA before receiving his MD from Northwestern University in Chicago. Joe completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at The University of Arizona and is currently applying for a cardiology fellowship. His research interests include cardiocerebral resuscitation (CCR) and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He is the designated scheduling chief for the Internal Medicine program for the 2014-2015 academic year. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Penny, as they find new and exciting eateries in Tucson.