I believe in a care model of shared decision making with my patients. I view my role as both counselor and provider. In working with patients, I strive to provide sound advice from which my patients can make health decisions that fit with their health goals and personal beliefs.
From an early age, I was interested in finding a means of helping people in their times of greatest need. Becoming a physician was a natural fit with this. As I progressed through my medical training I became convinced that the fields of General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care would allow me to make the greatest impact on my patients lives. In seeking out a clinical practice I had two primary desires; first, to return to my native Colorado to serve the people of this area, and second to join a health system that was attempting to improve on the quality of patient care. UCHealth is a system that stands out in both regards. It is a growing network of providers dedicated to the improvement of the health and healthcare delivery for the people of Colorado.
Qualifications and experience
- Surgery, Critical Care
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado - Boulder (2004)
Albany Medical College (2011)
Virginia Mason Medical Center (2016)
Washington University of St Louis (2017)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year American Board of Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties Surgery 2017
- Clinical interest for patients
• Hernia repair
• Reflux treatment
• Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
• Abdominal sepsis
• Benign and malignant bowel conditions
• Sepsis management
• Trauma care
• Critical Care
- Research interest for patients
Sepsis and Trauma resuscitation
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