I joined Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in January, 2019 after 2.5 years of practice in St. Louis, Missouri. I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty board certification in sports medicine. I perform all aspects of general orthopedics, and enjoy treating both athletes and non-athletes ages 12 and older. I specialize in arthroscopic and open surgery for the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.
I completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute under the direction of Drs. James Andrews, Lyle Cain, Jeff Dugas, and Benton Emblom. I assisted as a team physician for the Alabama Crimson Tide and Samford Bulldogs football teams. I also provided care for the Alabama Ballet, USA Cheer, WWE professional wrestling, the Birmingham Barons (AA-affiliate for the Chicago White Sox), and Birmingham area high school teams.
During my orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, I served as a team physician for the Memphis Redbirds (AAA-affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals). I attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where I was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society and received the MD with Distinction in Research Award. I graduated from Saint Louis University with Summa Cum Laude honors.
As an athlete growing up, I saw firsthand the impact that orthopedic surgeons have on improving their patients’ quality of life. It is a great feeling to get patients back to what they love to do, whether by nonsurgical or surgical treatment. I have always loved to compete, and I see orthopedics as a means to help patients triumph over injury. Outside of the office and operating room I enjoy spending time with family, all types of exercise, and following the St. Louis Cardinals.
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