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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and came to Colorado for my bachelor’s degree in psychology at CU Boulder. I loved Colorado so much that I came back for neurosurgery residency in 1990, and have been here since. I love to ski, bike, hike, travel, and do just about anything outside and in the mountains. I have two children and now our first grandchild, along with two dogs and two cats.
I practiced in Colorado at a Level I trauma center for more than 20 years, and joined Kaiser Permanente in February 2018. I enjoy helping patients explore their options for approaching a wide variety of complex neurosurgical problems, and then helping them choose the option that works best for them. I find it especially rewarding to help patients improve their quality of life and/or neurological function via neurosurgical or non-surgical treatment options.
Starting in 1998 and for many years after, I started a ski helmet loaner program and comprehensive skier/snowboarder injury prevention program in Colorado. I have also served on and chaired the state Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board, the Brain Injury Association of Colorado Board, and many other boards and committees.
I strive to provide an individual and personalized approach to the diagnosis and management of neurosurgical disorders, and make a special effort to take time to explain the diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis, so that patients can make informed decisions and participate actively in their treatment plan. My practice includes general neurosurgery, including cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery, as well as stereotactic radiosurgery, with special interests in treating tumors and vascular abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord, trigeminal neuralgia, and adult hydrocephalus.
I enjoy skiing, mountain and road biking, hiking and scuba diving. I love to travel to new places with my wife and family. I also enjoy cooking and love to explore new recipes to support our whole foods, plant-based diet. Over the years I have been fortunate to serve with medical missions in Vietnam and Peru, and have found that particularly rewarding.