Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Viola received his undergraduate degree from Brown University. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine where he was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Viola also completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency and Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with a special interest in sports medicine MRI and musculoskeletal procedures including spine interventions for pain management.