I treat patients as I would like to be treated myself, or as I would want my family members treated. It is important that patients are informed and active in the decision making process, and I feel this is a critical part of my job. While I am a surgeon, I am interested in pursuing all non-surgical means to the treatment of various spine conditions before considering surgical options. When surgery is decided upon, I apply the fundamentals of my training and evolving technology to maximize benefit to patients.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two children.
Qualifications and experience
- Bones, Joints and Muscles, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Scoliosis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, Orthopedics
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (2013)
University of Arizona Program (2008)
University of Arizona College of Medicine (2007)
University of Arizona Program (2012)
Portland State University (OR) (2002)
- Clinical interest for patients
My greatest area of interest is the treatment of adult spine deformity. This includes many problems that cause issues with posture, including scoliosis and kyphosis. I am also interested in treating patients who have had previous surgery and continue to have issues.
- Research interest for patients
I am interested in research geared toward improving techniques and the use of technology in spine surgery. I am also interested in patient education and the communication between physicians and patients.
- Volunteer activities
I have provided care on a voluntary basis throughout my career. I focused on local outreach to the underserved population while in Arizona, and am interested in continuing or expanding this interest.