Get to Know Me
I grew up in Maryland, staying busy with sports and working on a farm. I’m fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and board-certified in orthopedic sports medicine. I also received extensive training in spine deformity at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Why I Treat Children
My family is filled with teachers, principals and a school nurse, so I always thought I would decide on something similar. In college, I volunteered with kids and discovered that I could communicate very easily with them. It’s one reason I chose a pediatric specialty. I enjoy interacting with my patients and helping them achieve their goals.
What I'm Passionate About
I grew up participating in sports, including college wrestling. Today, I enjoy helping kids with sports injuries get back to their sport. I’m team physician for schools and a gymnastics club. I have a special interest in children with spinal deformity, developmental hip dysplasia, skeletal dysplasias and neuromuscular disorders like cerebral palsy.
Make A Difference
I understand the stressful impact that orthopedic conditions can have on patients and families. So I make every effort to listen, get to know families, and educate patients and families about conditions and injuries. This process allows us to work together to make the best medical decisions.
What I Do For Fun
I truly enjoy my job, so I don’t feel like I ever go to “work.” At home, I spend lots of time with my wife and our yellow lab Echo. We enjoy the Florida lifestyle, especially biking, golfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and wakeboarding. One of my interests is health care for the underserved. I have traveled to 14 countries to help children.
Education & Training
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2001
- Johns Hopkins Hospital,
- Dartmouth Medical School,
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine