I’ve been blessed with great mentors during my medical training, including Dr. Robert Coles, Dr. Tom Huntsman, Dr. Dana Covey, Dr. Matthew Provencher, Dr. Marc Phillipon, Dr. Peter Millett, Dr. John Feagin and Dr. Richard Steadman. And yet, the most amazing and gratifying part of my orthopaedic practice is the education and insight awarded to me every day by my patients. They test and refine my skills and show me my blind spots and my shortcomings. I am always grateful to my patients for what they teach me.
I am committed to cultivating an exceptional team. They share my vision for excellence, compassion, and attention to detail. I know your experience of our practice is shaped by many moments when I am not present in person: scheduling visits, requesting forms and letters, seeking answers to basic questions, grappling with insurance issues and bills, etc. My team and I know that our patients deserve our availability for great service and timely responses to questions and concerns. We are always working towards a patient experience that we would appreciate for ourselves and our own families.
As a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, I specialize in the treatment of shoulder, hip and knee conditions. Over the years I have been involved in numerous research projects and have published papers and book chapters about the care of sports injuries and the best techniques and treatments for them. You can view my CV here. Most of the surgeries I perform are done arthroscopically: using very small incisions and a camera or “scope” in your injured joint to facilitate repairs. I also perform open, traditional surgeries when they are indicated. My most common procedures include: rotator cuff repair, shoulder labral repair, clavicle fracture repair, hip labral repair, correction of hip impingement, ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee reconstruction, meniscus repair, cartilage repair or regeneration, patellar instability correction, and the routine treatment of fractures. I utilize both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells derived from your own bone marrow (BMAC) to augment healing when indicated
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons - Columbia University
Naval Medical Center San Diego
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
AANA Associate Member and Master Instructor
American Academy of Orthopaedics (AOA)