On Patients: During my training and practice, I have had the gratifying opportunity of teaching and working with patients in underserved communities in the United States and abroad in Egypt, Ethiopia and Peru. Those experiences shaped the way I practice medicine today. I have a profound appreciation for unmet health care needs.
On Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic surgeons focus on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active.
About Me: I completed my undergraduate studies in economics and started a career in the timber and technical industries. I went on to study and train in aviation, but still had a desire to do something more. Inspired by my brother Loren, a local orthopaedic surgeon, I began a career in health care in several roles before I knew medicine, and particularly surgery, was the opportunity to translate all of my life experiences into a meaningful and fulfilling career.
Personal Information: Spending time with my family is my favorite pastime. I enjoy reading, projects around the home, travel, teaching and community service-oriented projects. My favorite active pursuits including running, cycling, windsurfing and kitesurfing.