I believe in providing the highest quality of care to my patients. I also ascribe to the mission statement of the University of Colorado Hospital.
Golf, my family (wife and two teenage sons keep me busy), and travel.
Qualifications and experience
- Thoracic and Cardiac, Surgery, Heart and Circulation, Heart and Circulation - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery, Surgery - Open Heart Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases, Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery, Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases, Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure, Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease, Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (2001)
University of Colorado (1992)
University of Washington School of Medicine (1991)
University of Colorado (1998)
University of Southern California (CA) (1987)
- Clinical interest for patients
Heart valve surgery with expertise in mitral valve repair and aortic valve pathology, Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD), coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and heart and lung transplantation. I am the surgical director of our VAD program and the surgical director of our heart transplant program.
- Research interest for patients
I'm interested in the effects of aging on heart surgery. My research also includes the evaluation of left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation and also for the treatment of advanced heart failure.
- Volunteer activities
I serve on numerous national committees through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The committees seek to improve the quality of care to cardiac surgery patients.
I provide “shadowing” opportunities for high school and college pre-med students.