I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I wanted to be a surgeon my entire life, but it was my exposure to orthopaedics when in high school that cemented my passion for treating musculoskeletal disorders. Having the ability to be able to repair a broken limb, ruptured joint, or correct a deformity that allows individuals to regain their independence and pursuit of their chosen lifestyle offers to me a feeling of reward and deep satisfaction that is unequaled.

What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?

The look on my patients’ faces at that moment when they realize for the first time that their problem has been corrected.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I spend a great deal of my free time trying to learn more and improve my practice, my hospital, and the care we give our patients. I enjoy spending time with my family traveling. I like sailing, skiing, flying, photography, and cooking.

In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?

I donate my time to covering local sporting events and caring for athletes pro bono who cannot afford their healthcare otherwise.