I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
As a child and young adult I always had a passion for athletics. I rapidly became all too familiar with the services of orthopaedic surgeons from many injuries. Once in college I knew medicine was a possibility. I became fascinated with anatomy and physiology. I studied as a carpenters apprentice, summers and holidays. Sports+Science+Carpentry=ORTHOPAEDICS!!
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
I spend my life fixing people! Whether from injury, infection, wear and tear or old age: I can help eliminate pain and restore function for people. My job is to improve the quality of life for people! Keeping people active, mobile, independent and comfortable is a tremendously rewarding career.
What do you like to do in your free time?
My hobbies are golf, hockey, fishing and wood working.
In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?
I am a boy scout leader and a hockey and lacrosse coach.