University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Tennessee - Campbell Clinic
Why did you decide to become a physician?
During a two-year mission in Guatemala, I associated with many people who were suffering from inadequate medical care. I left Guatemala with the desire to become a physician to help satisfy those kinds of needs.
What are your clinical areas of interest?
I am a general orthopedic surgeon with broad experience in many surgical procedures. My practice emphasizes the shoulder, but I also enjoy a variety of sports medicine, adult reconstruction of hips and knees, trauma/fractures, etc.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
My patients deserve the best care possible. I spend whatever time is necessary to gain trust, explain options, resolve concerns, instill optimism and engage my patients in their decisions about their own care. If a condition requires surgery, I am patient and a perfectionist in the operating room.
How do you spend your free time? (family, hobbies, interests, volunteer activities, etc.)
I love spending time with my wife and children. I am active in my church and community. I love travel, the outdoors, music and sports.
Provide an interesting anecdote about you.
I was awarded the Nebraska Jaycees Outstanding Young Nebraskan in 2008.