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I became a part of Kansas City Bone and Joint in January 2019.  Prior to joining this team of physicians, I was in practice for 2.5 years in St. Louis, Missouri.  I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine.

 

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.

 

I perform all aspects of general orthopedics, and enjoy treating both athletes and non-athletes ages 12 and older.  I specialize in arthroscopic procedures for the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle.  I am a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which allows me to keep up with the latest advancements in research and techniques in sports medicine.

 

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 means. 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.