My calling is to help those in need. Always doing the right thing is first and foremost in my mind. I believe in caring for people as one person to another, not as doctor to patient.

What led you to this profession?
My father was a primary care provider so I was already around medicine. Then, I worked in a hospital as a teenager and early on, I was able to observe a surgery. I knew right away this was what I wanted to do with my life. I fell in love with it!

Why did you choose UCHealth?
UCHealth has a high reputation and is widely known for having a very successful integrated healthcare system. It is a tremendous place within which I can grow my practice and help to promote the highly regarded cardiovascular program.

Hobbies:
Exercise, CrossFit, reading, hunting, fishing, skiing and playing piano

Locations

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (1996)

Internship
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chattanooga, TN (1997)

Residency
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (2002)

Residency
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas (2007)

Fellowship
The University of Tennessee, Memphis (2003)

Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance
American Board of Surgery Member Surgery 2004
American Board of Thoracic Surgery Member Thoracic Surgery 2008
Clinical interest for patients
  • Uniportal vats surgery (He is only one of three surgeons in the U.S. to perform)
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Lung screening
  • Heart failure
  • Diseases of the aorta
  • Coronary heart disease
Research interest for patients
  • Minimally invasive thoracic techniques
  • Lung cancer
Region
Northern Colorado