After graduating from Greenville High School in Greenville, Maine, Luke attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. At Springfield, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science with a Health Studies minor and Magna Cum laude honors. He was involved with three exercise physiology internships/practicum experiences at Springfield College, including one that brought him across the world to Wollongong, Australia and a final fieldwork experience at Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute.
Following his final fieldwork experience in 2005, he was hired full-time as an Exercise Physiologist here at SSMI. From 2005-2009, he was employed and mentored by Dr David Carfagno. His specialization during these years at SSMI included the research and testing of metabolic substrate utilization (VO2 Max), Cardiac Stress testing, Pulmonary Function testing, Body fat and Bone density testing via DEXA scan, as well as the development of individualized performance enhancement programs in individuals of every fitness level from Olympic athletes to sedentary clients.
In June 2009, he left SSMI to pursue a Master's of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Almost 3 years later, we are excited to offer his clinical services here at SSMI as a certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, eating her delicious southern cooking, playing competitive soccer in Scottsdale United Amateur Soccer League, weight training, marathon running, hiking, surfing, water-sports and world travel.