Dr. Mott graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL. He also completed a Fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina. While in the Navy, Dr. Mott served in multiple leadership positions, most notably including Family Medicine Residency Program Director at the Naval Hospital Pensacola, and Family Medicine Specialty Leader to the Surgeon General of the Navy. He deployed in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Mott is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and holds an Associate Professorship with the Uniformed Services University. In 2014, he was recognized as the top family physician across all military services by the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians. He is past Board Chair and VP of Publications/Executive Editor for the Family Physicians Inquiries Network, an international consortium supporting evidence-based inquiry and scholarship in Family Medicine programs. Dr. Mott has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, has won multiple teaching awards, and has published and lectured widely on various topics including leadership, racism and health disparities, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Mott relishes ski trips with his family and friends and is an avid biker, jam band enthusiast and amateur pizzaiolo.