I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
I was actually going to be a pediatrician. Personal circumstances then allowed me to experience first-hand the positive impact of orthopaedic surgery. Too many of us take the ability to walk or run for granted. When something goes wrong, you then realize the importance and value of our goals as orthopaedic surgeons, namely alleviating pain and restoring function.
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
The most rewarding part of my job is seeing patients do well and regain function. There is nothing more gratifying than receiving that “thank you” postcard or letter letting me know what mountain they’ve climbed or activity they’ve been able to enjoy again.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Family, music, biking, fishing.
In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?
Orthopaedic advocacy at both the federal and state levels. Organizing an annual shoe and sock drive for the homeless at Boston’s Pine Street Inn.