I grew up in central Illinois where my dad taught at the University of Illinois and my mother worked at our church. As a result of growing up in a university town, I had the opportunity to become involved in computers and networks there in the 1970s and 1980s, which remains an interest to me to this day. I completed my residency in general surgery in Indianapolis at Indiana University in 1996. I was in practice in the Chicago suburbs until 2004 when we relocated to Colorado. My wife and I have two grown children who grew up here in Colorado and a dog named Molly Brown.
I strive to understand your concerns and explain my thoughts on how to best address those concerns in a timely fashion. I’ll work with you to make an appropriate treatment plan that meets your needs. Electronic medical records help me to see the big picture of your health, so I can make good use of our time together and answer your questions. I take care of patients 16 years or older with a wide variety of surgical conditions. I do not personally perform laparoscopic groin hernia surgery, though other general surgeons in our department do.
My wife and I are spending more time traveling now that our children have grown. I enjoy reading both fiction and nonfiction as well as keeping up on surgical literature. I have had the opportunity to run a few half-marathons over the last few years and hope to be able to continue that.