Joe grew up in the Baltimore area and graduated as the valedictorian of the class of 2008 from Parkville High School. He went on to the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neurobiology. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2015, graduating at the top of his class. During his doctoral program, he gained experience in a wide variety of fields including outpatient orthopedics, neurology, gerontology, and acute inpatient rehabilitation. As a recent graduate, he has knowledge of the latest research that helps provide valuable insight into patient care.