When caring for a child who needs surgery, it must be remembered that the parents are intimately involved in the process. The child requires kindness and compassion while the parents need information and confidence in their child’s surgeon. I have dedicated my career to trying to provide for the needs of both my patients and their parents.

Locations

Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Cancers, Cancers - Pediatric Cancer, Child and Teen Health, Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health, Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions, Digestive System, Digestive System - Biliary Surgery, Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems), Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive System - Hepatology (Liver Disorders), Digestive System - Hernia, Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis, Digestive System - Intestinal Failure / Short Bowel Syndrome, Digestive System - Pancreas Surgery, Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy, Failed Prior Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Skin, Hair and Nails, Skin, Hair and Nails - Burns, Surgery, Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgery - Major Liver Surgery (Hepatobiliary), Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program (1995)

Fellowship
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Children's Hospital Program (1997)

Internship
University of California (San Francisco) Program (1987)

Medical School
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1986)

Residency
University of Missouri at Kansas City Program (1992)

Undergraduate
University of Missouri–Kansas City (MO) (1985)

Clinical interest for patients

I am a general pediatric surgeon whose practice is exclusively for children and primarily for issues that involve the chest and abdomen. My practice encompasses most congenital GI anomalies, including anorectal malformations as well as congenital lung anomalies. I am also the trauma medical director for Children's Hospital Colorado Colorado Springs and provide care for most childhood injuries. My practice also includes abdominal wall defects such as various types of hernia, testicle issues such as torsion and undescended testicles, appendicitis, biliary disease and solid tumors of childhood. I perform most of my procedures using advanced, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.

Finally, I have a background and training in fetal surgery. I provide prenatal counseling to pregnant women whose fetus (baby in the womb) has been discovered to have a surgical issue on prenatal ultrasound examinations.