"I was fortunate to obtain my education at excellent schools. But while I learned much about how to ease pain and correct orthopedic conditions, nothing could have prepared me for the valuable education I receive from my patients every day. They come to me with traumatic injuries and serious chronic conditions. Helping them get out of pain and back to their lives is by far the most rewarding ongoing learning experience."
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Diplomate: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
"I spent years in medical school, internships and residency programs before I went into private practice. But my formal education was really only the beginning. In order to be successful and provide the level of care my patients deserve, I have to continually add to my foundation of knowledge. Actively participating in professional organizations is one way I do this."
Member: Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, Western Orthopedic Association, American Medical Association, Tennessee Orthopedic Society
"I relate well with my patients. I've been injured myself, and I know what it's like to place your trust in a doctor. It can be difficult to look beyond the pain, worry and fear of the unknown. An important part of the doctor's job is to put you at ease and motivate you toward recovery. There are some doctors who do this, and some who don't. It was easy to decide which kind I wanted to be."