UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical CampusAnschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor 12605 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Trauma Center12505 E. 16th Avenue Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, First floor, Aurora, CO 80045
CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Boulder2150 Stadium Drive 2nd Floor, Boulder, CO 80309
Clinical Interest for Patients
Degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders--from the base of the skull down to the neck and back as well as the tail bone and sacro-iliac joints. Cranio-vertebral junction disorders. (Arnold) Chiari Malformation. Carpal tunnel syndrome and Ulnar neuropathy. Minimal Access / minimally invasive surgical techniques.
While having practiced the full breadth of neurosurgery my work has increasingly focused on the many complicated spine problems that so many suffer from. From outpatient, minimally invasive surgeries to large complex deformity operations there is no problem too little nor too great that does not interest me. Even as a surgeon, it is still my hope to help you in non-surgical ways when possible, but I will be committed to developing whatever plan is required to solve your problems. I place great emphasis on helping you understand your problem in straight forward terms. I will respect you as a partner in maintaining your health and will listen and seek to understand your questions and concerns so that we can work together to make treatment plans that meet your needs.
- Neurological Surgery ( 2006 )
Conditions & Treatments
Cervical disc herniation, Cervical spinal stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Scoliosis, Lumbar disc herniation, Lumbar spinal stenosis, Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck Disorders and Injuries, Scoliosis, Spine Injuries
Brain and Nervous System
Spine Diseases and Conditions, Trauma / Nerve Injuries, Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
Interests & Activities
I have a passion for my work and continue to study and learn the science and art of neurosurgery and spine surgery even outside the traditional work environment. I am often engrossed in contemplating a new treatment or surgical procedure and figuring out how I can adopt it to better the lives of my patients. Outside of my profession I enjoy the Colorado outdoors including hiking, trail running, biking, skiing, fishing and camping. Best of all is when I can combine these activities with my wife and 5 boys.
Education & Training
MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (1995)
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1991)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Program (1996)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Program (2001)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow
Colorado Medical Society, Member
Colorado Neurosurgical Society, Member
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
Denver Medical Society, Member
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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
Degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders--from the base of the skull down to the coccyx and sacro-iliac joints. Minimal Access / minimally invasive surgical techniques. Cranio-vertebral junction disorders. Chiari Malformation. Carpal tunnel syndrome and Ulnar neuropathy.