I am a partner of Level One Orthopedics at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to being Chief of the Limb Deformity Service at Orlando Health, I am the program director of the Orthopedic Residency Program, as well as the assistant fellowship director for the Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Orlando Health.
I was born and raised in rural Northern Illinois. I attended Washington University in St. Louis for my undergraduate degree. While at Washington University, I was a four year varsity letterman in football. From there, I continued on to The University of Illinois College of Medicine for my medical degree. While there, I received multiple awards and was selected to be a James Scholar, which is an independent study program for exceptional medical students. After this, I completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. I then completed an orthopedic traumatology fellowship at Tampa General Hospital under the tutelage of Dr. Roy Sanders and the Florida Orthopedic Institute's Orthopedic Trauma Service.
I have made multiple scientific presentations nationally and internationally and have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. I am currently an editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma as well as a reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Recognized as a thought leader in the field of orthopedics, I am frequently asked to lecture at international courses on cutting edge surgical techniques in orthopedic trauma, and am also involved in the design of orthopaedic implants. In addition, I am deeply involved in resident and fellow education while continuing to be involved in ongoing research related to orthopedic trauma.
Over the years, I have volunteered my surgical skills in Paraguay, Ethiopia, Peru, India and the Dominican Republic.