Who I Am
I grew up close by in Geneva, Illinois, and attended high school at Marmion Academy in Aurora, IL. During my time there I was named a National Merit Scholar, participated in the JROTC program, and was selected to be a commander on their nationally ranked drill team. I continued my education at the University of Iowa where I obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. I obtained my Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. My orthopaedic training began at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where I received multiple awards for highest in-training examination score and most outstanding resident. My specialized training culminated at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, where I completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery.
During my early years of medical training, I quickly realized that I was destined to become a surgeon. I excelled during surgical rotations and felt a certain calmness in the operating room. It was fulfilling to use my hands and technical skills to treat and improve the lives of patients. My grandfather may have been the biggest influence on my decision to become a focused hip and knee surgeon. He spent many years in military service, where he sustained multiple injuries to his back and hips that ultimately left him with intractable pain and impaired mobility. Everything changed when he eventually had both of his hips replaced. After the surgeries he was revitalized, and was able to lead a happier, healthier, more active lifestyle. My grandfather’s experience allowed me to witness firsthand the life changing impact an adult reconstructive surgeon could make by decreasing pain, improving function, and improving quality of life.
My practice at OrthoIllinois focuses on hip and knee replacement, including partial, total, and complex revision hip and knee surgery. I have a special interest in outpatient surgery, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and rapid recovery protocols that improve my patient’s outcomes and surgical experience. I am dedicated to life-long learning, and will stay current with the most recent evidence-based medical and surgical practices to make sure that I offer proven and up-to-date treatments.
Getting to know you as my patient and tailoring an individualized treatment plan that best accomplishes your goals are important aspects of my care. You can expect to be treated as a member of my own family. I will present honest and objective information, review all treatment options, and give my recommendations. Ultimately, I will encourage you to make the final decision on the treatment course with which you are most comfortable.
When I am not practicing medicine I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters, hiking, playing golf, and learning songs on the guitar.
My goal is to get you back to your healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle as quickly and as safely as possible. I look forward to meeting you, and working with you to reduce your pain and improve your daily function.