I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

My hand surgery professor made surgery seem logical and pleasurable simultaneously.

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

Watching patients walk in for their one month follow up and asking when they would get rid of their walker and the cane.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am lead guitar for a band which plays what my son calls a “bad ‘Dad rock’.”

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

I have an outreach clinic in the foothills of Appalachia. Also I have taken on general orthopaedic cases for our completely volunteer “Surgery on Sunday” program.