We interact with the world through our hands, and hand pathology can have a dramatic effect on our lives. Because treatments for these injuries are so tailored, I believe that understanding the patient and their specific needs is the first step in delivering the highest quality care. My passion for treating individuals so they can return to their active lifestyle has led me to pursue a career in hand/upper extremity. I approach each patient with the compassion I would give a family member and am dedicated to using the best available scientific evidence and advanced techniques to improve their function.

I live an active lifestyle outside of work and enjoy running, rowing, hiking and skiing. I am the fourth of five children and have seven nieces and nephews. I relax outside of work playing guitar and enjoying concerts.

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Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

Qualifications and experience

Hand Surgery, Bones, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joints and Muscles - Fractures, Joints and Muscles - Hand, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains, Orthopedic Hand Surgery, Surgery - Arm and hand injuries and disorders, Surgery - Nerve surgery, Surgery - Wrist fractures
Languages spoken
University of Utah

Duke University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Medical School
RUSH University Medical Center

Georgetown University

Clinical interest for patients

Treatment of disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow
Compressive neuropathies
Arthritic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow
Fracture surgery and care
Post-traumatic reconstruction

Research interest for patients

Patient Preference
Cost Savings
Cost Effective Analyses

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