I completed my Orthopedic Surgery residency in Michigan. During that time I discovered how much I enjoy fixing fractures and chose to subspecialize in Orthopedic Trauma. I completed my Orthopedic Trauma fellowship at Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Saint Louis University. I practiced primarily Orthopedic Trauma at two Level I trauma hospitals. At Saint Louis University I was involved with teaching Orthopedic Surgery residents and Orthopedic Trauma fellows. We enjoyed our time in St. Louis and became avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans, however, after growing up on the west coast and graduating from the University of Oregon, we had a desire to come back to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family. And, of course, I have a passion for the Oregon Ducks in all sports as well.
About my practice
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I practiced for nine years as an Orthopedic Traumatologist. My practice consisted of taking care of the multiply injured trauma patient with complex intra-articular fractures including pelvis and acetabulum fractures. In this type of practice, I also took care of nonunions (fractures that did not heal), malunions (fractures that may have healed incorrectly), and infections associated with fractures. Since joining Kaiser Permanente as Chief of the Fracture Service, I continue to take care of similar types of injuries. My practice focuses on fracture care, especially geriatric hip fractures and complex intra-articular fractures. Nonunions, malunions, and infections associated with fractures are also a large part of my practice.
How I thrive
I enjoy spending time with my family especially with their involvement in sports. I try to exercise daily to keep my life in balance.
Medical School ?
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Medical Training ?
Detroit Medical Center
Farmington Hills MI
Board Certification ?
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery