I meet people on the worst day of their lives. These are the moments we remember for the rest of our lives. Therefore, I approach each patient, each family member or friend with dignity and respect – respect for their wishes, their beliefs, their values. I strive to explain the medical side in a language all can understand, so that you can make an informed decision. I value a multidisciplinary approach to patient care – involving nursing, pharmacists, therapists, nutritionists, and others; the highest quality care comes from the combined knowledge of these highly trained professionals. That is the power of our team.
I am from Rosenberg, Texas where my family helped settle Texas and still live on the homestead. I attended Texas A&M University as a fourth generation Aggie and was a political science major. I matched into medical school in Houston. I moved to Greenville, North Carolina where I completed residency. I knew I had east coast influence in my training, and if I wanted to learn to operate on trauma, I had to go where the trauma was! I moved to downtown Los Angeles and trained at Los Angeles County. Following training I took a job at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska for five years. I married the love of my life, Rob, and we moved to Colorado Springs.
Qualifications and experience
- Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care, Surgical Critical Care
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (2014)
East Carolina University School of Medicine (2012)
Doctor of Medicine
University of Texas – Houston Health Science Center (2006)
Texas A&M University (2002)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year American Board of Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties General Surgery 2012 American Board of Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties Surgical Critical Care 2014
- Clinical interest for patients
• Rural Trauma
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