University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Iowa
Why did you decide to become a physician?
I cannot summarize all the reasons that I became a physician in a concise paragraph. The main reasons are that I enjoy interacting with people and I’m intrigued by the human body, especially the musculoskeletal system.
What are your clinical areas of interest?
I enjoy musculoskeletal medicine and I’m very happy in my general orthopedic practice. I specialize in all aspects of orthopedic surgery including sports medicine, joint replacements, fractures, hand, foot, ankle, knee and shoulder surgery.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
My approach to patient care is efficient and conservative. My goal is to educate patients about their conditions and outline effective strategies to minimize their symptoms or cure the disease. When there are good surgical options, I recommend them when conservative treatment fails.
How do you spend your free time? (family, hobbies, interests, volunteer activities, etc.)
Most of my spare time is spent with my wife and four children. I also enjoy cycling and being in the great outdoors.
Provide an interesting anecdote about you.
My first exposure to a career in “medicine” was a job at the Pathology Center at Methodist as a phlebotomist in the early 1980s.