I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I am amazed by the human body and I believed that my knowledge and hard work would benefit other human beings.

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

I do what I do to make a major positive impact on other people’s lives.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I used to enjoy playing sports, but due to chronic neck and back issues, I get most of my exercise through yoga. I enjoy music, teaching, and doing anything with my family.

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

In fact, my day-to-day work can be volunteer. When I receive a patient who has been injured, I take on their care often without knowing their insurance or ability to pay.
The care I provide is the best possible care that I can provide that patient. It is not unusual that the care turns out to be charity care. I also very much enjoy volunteering for the AAOS Playground Builds and Communities in Motion.

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