I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in Tualatin, Oregon. After high school, I moved to Seattle, Washington, and received a degree in microbiology from the University of Washington. I then spent an additional year performing air quality research for the EPA before beginning medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. After my medical training in Pittsburgh, I completed my residency in orthopedic surgery at Penn State University. There I served as chief resident and participated in the relief efforts immediately after the earthquake in Haiti. I subsequently completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. While in Detroit, I also authored several articles on shoulder arthroplasty and participated in the care of the Lions professional football team. My wife and I enjoy running, skiing, and other outdoor activities, as well as CrossFit training. I am also a proud father and enjoy raising a family in my home town.
About my practice
I practice general orthopedic surgery, including sports medicine, trauma, and total joint replacement. I have an additional special interest in complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction, including reverse and standard total shoulder replacement and total elbow arthroplasty. I enjoy being a Kaiser Permanente provider. My role allows me to focus on the specific needs of each individual patient and provide them with the best possible care.
How I thrive
I enjoy working hard, staying active, and being with friends and family.
Medical School ?
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Training ?
Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruc
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak MI
Penn State University/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Board Certification ?
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery