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Kaiser Permanente medical center practitioner
My gender: Male
Yes, I’m accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Although I have had aspirations to become a physician since high school, my interest in orthopaedics was confirmed when I was a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. While at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, I worked not only with athletes, but with all types of patients who were rehabbing from total joint replacements. I was privy to discover how orthopaedic surgery transforms patients debilitated by such diseases as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to patients that are independent ambulators. I am a native of Chicago and completed medical school and residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. I went on to do a subspecialty fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in joint replacement surgery.
My experience in orthopaedic surgery and as a physical therapist helps me understand the entire process that a patient suffering from musculoskeletal diseases and injuries undergo - from the initial surgery through the rehabilitation process. My primary interests in joint replacement surgery are hip and knee arthroplasty, both primary and revision. I bring with me experience in patient care and treatment in various capacities as I have experienced working with a diverse group of patients. Most importantly, I have a strong commitment to patient outcomes, professionalism and expertise. My practice is oriented toward educating people to enable them to make informed decisions about their care. I define success in medicine by the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: "... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
I thrive by taking part in both mental and physical activities, in addition to spending time with my family. I enjoy running, cycling, weightlifting, cooking and camping. I also enjoy staying current on the most up-to-date orthopaedic literature. But most of all, family is the anchor of my life.