I strive to get my patients back to enjoying a healthy and active life as quickly as possible. All patients deserve world-class care, and my goal is to make this available to everyone right here in our community.
UCHealth is at the forefront of medicine and health care in Colorado. I get the opportunity to live and practice in a thriving community while working with one of the leading academic hospitals in the nation. This combination, along with the health system culture, helped make this an easy choice.
Why did you choose this profession?
Prior to starting medical training, I was an athlete competing in footbag (hacky-sack) tournaments around the world and I was fortunate to have an amazing orthopaedic surgeon help me get past a knee injury.
As an orthopaedic surgeon, I get to work with passionate patients that include athletes of all ages, performers, artists, weekend-warriors, working professionals, and seniors. It is extremely rewarding to learn about each of my patient’s issues and goals; and then to join them in formulating a plan to help them move past their pain and regain their function. Sometimes my patients need to get back to their world tour; sometimes they need to get back to their walks in the park. Whatever the goal, I recognize the importance, and it is a privilege to help the patient achieve it.
Everything Colorado has to offer: skiing, mountain biking, running, and hiking. In the past, I competed in freestyle footbag (hacky-sack) tournaments throughout the world. Though I no longer compete, I do still enjoy playing.
My beautiful wife Anne and I have a 4 year old daughter named Tara. I also volunteer with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association as a member of their physician pool. I am interested in teaming up with local schools to help care for our athletes.
Qualifications and experience
- Orthopedic Surgery, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
Taos Orthopaedic Institute
University of California San Francisco
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Orthopedic Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties Orthopedics 2017
- Clinical interest for patients
Sports Medicine: including non-surgical, arthroscopic, and open surgical interventions.
Knee Disorders: ACL and other ligamentous injuries, meniscus and cartilage problems, patellofemoral issues, and arthritis.
Shoulder/Elbow Issues: rotator cuff, instability, arthritis.
Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Joint Replacements
- Research interest for patients
Some of my more recent research projects focused on Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) techniques and shoulder instability.