I believe that health and medical care should be approachable. This includes doctors that are available, engaged and understanding; a health care system that places a priority on helping you to help yourself; and a medical team that gives good care. Translating up to date science and research into a language that everyone from patients to medical staff and referring physicians can understand and participate with in a meaningful fashion should always be the goal.

I am a believer in life-long scholarship and learning, and I believe that experts and teachers need to maintain a strong discipline as students first.

I have been married for over 30 years to my wife Shaun, and we have raised four children. We like to garden, keep chickens and a variety of other animals, and I maintain an apiary so that our bees can keep our trees and garden fruitful. I enjoy tabletop gaming, and I am a wine enthusiast and maintain a working knowledge of local breweries. I was raised in Fort Collins and was a Lambkin at Fort Collins High School. I returned after 10 years in the US Army in 2001 to finish raising my children here and to be near family. I am an outdoors enthusiast and have hunted and fished the Rocky Mountains since my earliest childhood memories.

Locations

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

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Breast Surgical Oncology, Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver), Colon and Rectal Surgery, Digestive System - Biliary Surgery, Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems), Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux, Digestive System - Hernia, Endocrine System (Hormones) - Endocrine Cancer (Parathyroid, Adrenal, Carcinoid), Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery, Surgery, Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
English
Education
Medical School
University of Colorado Health Science Center (1992)

Residency
Madigan Army Medical Center (1997)

Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year
American Board of Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties General Surgery 1997
Clinical interest for patients

I have performed Bariatric Surgery for weight loss since my early training in 1992, and I have been involved in clinical research on this topic for many years. I enjoy providing comprehensive surgical care for cancers to include breast, colon, skin, thyroid, sarcomas, and a variety of other abdominal malignancies. I have been involved with the UCHealth Cancer Center at Harmony since it’s inception, and served as the Director of the Cancer Committee.

Research interest for patients

Cancer protocols in breast and colon, as well as research with regards to metabolism and the metabolic effects of bariatric surgery.