UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical CampusAnschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor 12605 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
My greatest area of interest is the treatment of adult spine deformity. This includes many problems that cause issues with posture, including scoliosis and kyphosis. I am also interested in treating patients who have had previous surgery and continue to have issues.
I treat patients as I would like to be treated myself, or as I would want my family members treated. It is important that patients are informed and active in the decision making process, and I feel this is a critical part of my job. While I am a surgeon, I am interested in pursuing all non-surgical means to the treatment of various spine conditions before considering surgical options. When surgery is decided upon, I apply the fundamentals of my training and evolving technology to maximize benefit to patients.
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
Conditions & Treatments
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Arthritis, Back Pain, Fractures, Neck Disorders and Injuries, Scoliosis, Spine Injuries, Sprains and Strains
I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two children.
I have provided care on a voluntary basis throughout my career. I focused on local outreach to the underserved population while in Arizona, and am interested in continuing or expanding this interest.
MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine (2007)
BS, Portland State University (OR) (2002)
University of Arizona Program
University of Arizona Program (2012)
University of Colorado (2013)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Provisional Member
North America Spine Society, Member
Research Interests for Patients
I am interested in research geared toward improving techniques and the use of technology in spine surgery. I am also interested in patient education and the communication between physicians and patients.