I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I can have a very big impact on a patient’s life in an acute setting after an injury, or in a chronic setting where their activity levels are affected. That is rewarding.

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

Seeing patients who are happy with their outcomes and are able to do things they had to put off is the most rewarding part of my job. It is great to see them now pain-free and enjoying their life much more.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and good friends, and very much enjoy learning new skills. Photography is one of my recent hobbies.

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

In the past, I have enjoyed fostering dogs in need of a home. It is nice to see them get adopted and the joy it brings to a family to have that pet go home with them.