I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in Tualatin, Oregon. After high school I moved to Seattle and received a degree in microbiology from the University of Washington. I then spent a year performing air-quality research for the EPA before beginning medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. After my medical training, I completed my residency in orthopedic surgery at Pennsylvania State University. There I served as chief resident and participated in relief efforts in Haiti immediately after the earthquake there. I subsequently completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. While there, I authored several studies on complex shoulder reconstruction and participated in the care of the Detroit Lions professional football team.
I practice general orthopedic surgery, including sports medicine, trauma, and total joint replacement. I have an additional special interest in complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction, including reverse and standard total shoulder replacement, and total elbow arthroplasty. I am active in publishing research on a variety of shoulder and elbow topics and am involved with the national shoulder and elbow society. I enjoy being a Kaiser Permanente provider. My role allows me to focus on the specific needs of each individual patient and provide them with the best possible care.
I enjoy working hard, staying active, and being with friends and family. My wife and I enjoy running, skiing, and other outdoor activities, as well as weight lifting and cross training. I am also a proud father and enjoy raising a family in my hometown.