Surgeon Bios

I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I was drawn to medicine and surgery by my love of science, fascination with people and awe of human anatomy. One of my favorite aspects of orthopaedics is that I get to treat patients across the age spectrum. It’s not unusual for me to operate on a grandmother who suffers a hip fracture and subsequently care for her grandchild who falls off of the playground swing and fractures her arm. I enjoy the balance of in-office care and time in surgery. I’m continually amazed by the range of human stories and personalities, and I enjoy having the experience and skills to bring relief from pain and to restore function. The hand, in particular, is a complex and amazing anatomical structure with numerous complexities involved in the hand function that makes us uniquely human.

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

The greatest reward for me is using my knowledge, technical skills and people skills to develop a plan of care, select an appropriate surgery and to see the patient through their course of treatment and return to function.

What do you like to do in your free time?

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, running and watching my children participate in their various sports activities.