I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to become a physician. I have always been involved in sports, as a participant, coach and spectator and have always enjoyed building and fixing things. Orthopaedics represented the perfect combination of allowing me to pursue my interests on a daily basis while fulfilling my goal of being a physician. I have been in practice for over 15 years now and feel that becoming an orthopaedic surgeon remains one of the most gratifying decisions I have ever made.
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
I specialize in the treatment of arthritic hip and knee conditions mainly performing hip and knee replacements. These patients typically present with significant pain, difficulty ambulating and loss of independent function. The most rewarding part of my practice is watching these people transform back into their independent lifestyles after these surgical procedures. It is amazing how much difference we can make in an individuals life with these ever advancing Orthopaedic interventions
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy spending the majority of my free time doing things with my family. We enjoy outdoor activities, especially watersports, such as boating, wakeboarding and wake surfing. We are also lucky enough to live in an area that gives us great access to college and professional sports, so we get to enjoy many great sporting events. I was able to coach my children in youth sports and now enjoy being a spectator as they have gotten older. I also try to maintain an active lifestyle by exercising regularly.
In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?
The majority of my volunteering now revolves around participation with our state orthopaedic association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. I have been actively involved in youth sports in our community and am a member of the Greensboro Sports Council. I plan on participating in Operation Walk in the future.