University of Virginia School of Medicine, Medicine, 1982
Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery, 1983
Harvard University, Orthopedic Surgery, 1988
Boston Childrens Hospital, Orthopedics - Pediatrics, 1989
Areas of Interest
Clinical Interest for Patients
My practice emphasizes the SURGICAL TREATMENT of bone and joint disorders in children and adolescents such as sports medicine, scoliosis, injuries, fractures, dislocations and many congenital disorders including club feet, dislocated hips, brittle bone disease, limb deformities, and others. Working with a team of nurses, surgical technicians, physical and occupational therapists and pediatric anesthesiologists, our goal is to make the surgical experience as gentle and painless as possible, both for the child and family, and then to restore maximum function with return to play and sports as soon as possible. The business of children is play and sport, and we want to see them succeed in business!
I take a meticulous detail-oriented approach to every surgery including thorough pre-operative and post-operative care to provide the best possible outcome from any surgical procedure. While there are no guarantees in medicine, especially surgery, our team will work hard to provide a positive outcome. I am fortunate to work with excellent anesthesiologists and supportive non-surgical specialists both in Colorado Springs and Children's Hospital Colorado, to provide superior peri-operative care and a rapid return to play and sports.
Hiking, fishing, 14-ers, Boy Scouts (Pikes Peak Council Troop 62), skiing, cycling - anything outdoors in Colorado!
Volunteer ActivitiesProfessional Memberships and Societies
Boy Scout leader for Troop 62, covering local football teams, committee work at Memorial Hospital.
Overseas medical mission trips (Kenya, Mexico, Mozamvique, others).
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Member
American Academy of Pediatrics - Specialty Fellowship
Colorado Orthopaedic Society - member
El Paso County Medical Society - member
Pediatric Orthpaedic Society of North America - Member and Past Chair, Health Policy Committee
International Surgical Mission Support
Awarding Body: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North Amerca
Description: Recognized for volunteer surgical services rendered in Kisumu, Kenya during April 2010
Awarding Body: Maputo General Hospital, Mozambique
Description: Taught Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at nation's only teaching hospital and major referral center
Visiting Associate Professor - School of Medicine
First Year: 2010
Areas Of Interest: General Pedatric Orthopaedics,
Spinal deformity (scoliosis),
Fractures and dislocations,
Congenital limb problems: club foot, dislocated hip, amniotic bands,
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis,
Legg Perthes condition,
Tumors and tumor-like conditions,
and complex adult Foot and Ankle problems