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.

Locations

Monday: 7am - 7pm
Tuesday: 7am - 7pm
Wednesday: 7am - 7pm
Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
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
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Colorado (2013)

Internship
University of Arizona Program (2008)

Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine (2007)

Residency
University of Arizona Program (2012)

Undergraduate
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.