I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
I became an orthopaedic surgeon because of the tremendous impact orthopaedic surgeons have on patients’ quality of life. The field allows me to care for newborn patients all the way up to the most senior of our population. I’ve always enjoyed the technical challenges of orthopaedic surgery and the thought that goes into planning each surgery for each patient. No two days are quite the same for sure!
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
I’d have to say that the most rewarding part is talking to my patients after their surgery–when they’re back on their feet and back to doing the things they love. There are many things, simple things, that we take for granted until we are unable to do them anymore. These may be things like walking without pain, or picking up a grandchild, or even a child with cerebral palsy not being able to ambulate as well. Being able to help people overcome these obstacles and see them improve is a huge part of my motivation.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love the outdoors and love enjoying them on my mountain bike. Very peaceful to be able to get away and work out as well. I also enjoy photography. There are days where I’ll just take my camera and photograph anything that interests me.