About Me

Welcome to my Web page.


I was born in Belgium, but my family moved to Chicago when I was 3 years old. My mother is a musician who has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and many other great organizations. My father practiced family medicine until he retired in 2004. I met my wife while we were in medical school—she is now a radiation oncologist at UC San Diego. After my fellowship in joint replacement surgery, my wife and I practiced in Louisville, Kentucky, for 10 years. When opportunities arose for both of us here, we moved to San Diego in 2006. We have three wonderful sons.

About my practice

My office is coordinated by my assistants. They’ll be able to answer many of your questions and will track me down when there’s an issue I need to address personally. I specialize in the replacement of hips and knees. Although there are other problems I care for, the majority of my practice involves lower extremity arthritis surgery. If there is a health problem for which another physician has more expertise, I’ll make sure my members are referred to the best person for that problem.

How I thrive

I spend most of my free time with my children, often watching them participate in sports. I enjoy swimming for exercise, especially in La Jolla Cove. I also enjoy running and biking.