I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
Orthopaedics is FUN. I realized I was destined to be a procedure oriented physician. I was too depressed watching patients’ results, even when frequently successful, from general surgery or cardiac surgery. Orthopaedics had many areas of specialization. And let’s face it, POWER TOOLS are always fun!
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
Watching a disabled person return to functional activities. The enjoyment of watching someone return to work, the sports field, or just the ability to return to watch the grandkid’s activities makes all the hassles of orthopaedics seem small.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Family,Travel, Golf, Cooking and Politics.
In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?
The politics of medicine fascinates me. I remain very involved in my practice groups organization and participate in several state and local committees. I continue to be involved in several organizations organized through my synagogue.