A CU Medicine provider.

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.

Locations

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Heart and Circulation, Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms, Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease, Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases, Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure, Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases, Heart and Circulation - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart and Circulation - Structural Heart Disease, Heart and Circulation - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Surgery, Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery, Surgery - Open Heart Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Colorado (2001)

Internship
University of Colorado (1992)

Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine (1991)

Residency
University of Colorado (1998)

Undergraduate
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.

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.

Insurance
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