I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
I was an orderly during the summer break from school at Rhode Island Hospital OR during senior year in high school and freshman and sophomore years in college. I was intrigued by the mechanical solution to injuries. Because of my interest, the attending surgeons were more than supportive. I felt this experience sparked my interest in anatomy and orthopaedics.
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
I have been involved in orthopaedics for thirty three years. I still get excited and gratified when a patient after an injury or treatment, smiles and thanks me for helping them get back to pre-injury level of activity. The most rewarding is having an elderly patient come to my office in a wheelchair and after a total hip or knee operation, walk into my office and want a hug and kiss from me because they have ” been given back their life”. Nothing better than getting that hug!!!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to stay active and enjoy a good long walk and a round of golf.