I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I knew I wanted to be a surgeon even as a child, but I was not sure what specific specialty I would pursue. When I was in medical school, I heard Dr. Peter Waters (Boston Children’s Hospital) give a presentation on pediatric upper extremity congenital differences and I knew *that* was what I wanted to do with my life!!!

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

Taking care of kids with musculoskeletal injuries or upper extremity differences, and their families!

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spend time with my family, travel, play tennis, exercise and watch movies.

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

I volunteer on mission trips to Nicaragua every fall. It is a privilege to help the children and families, as well as work with the local surgeons, staff and therapists. It is truly a wonderful exchange.