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About Me

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Biography

I enjoy sports and taking care of athletes who are striving to return to their sports after injuries. I worked as the team physician for the U.S. Freestyle Ski team in Park City from 1995 to 1998 and became a volunteer physician for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in 2003, a position I still hold. I have also worked with the U.S. Track and Field and the Olympic Development ski jump and snowboarding teams. I chose to become a physician after volunteering in a small community hospital where I grew up. I worked as an orderly in the operating room and enjoyed it. I have been a member of the adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Utah since 1997. In 1997, I became the very first track physician for the Utah Winter Sports Park for both bobsledding and luge. I am a retired USAF Reserve colonel, having served our country for 25 years as a flight surgeon assigned to pilots who flew F-16 fighter jets. I am married and have two sons.

About my practice

I enjoy orthopedic surgery. I am board certified in both orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. My areas of interest include hamstring autograft ACL reconstructions, complex knee ligament reconstructions, and hip, shoulder, and knee arthroscopy, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. I perform over 100 each of total knee replacements and anterior hip replacements per year.

How I thrive

Living well is a commitment to yourself to remain or become as healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually as you possibly can. For me, it is a lifelong discipline. Mental health is sustained and kept alive by stimulating the mind, always trying to learn, and carefully analyzing everything around you. The key to persevering when times seem difficult is to focus on moving forward. I stay physically fit by constantly challenging myself to do something that I cannot do. My hobbies include snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and some weight lifting, gymnastics, and different aerobic activities. I believe everyone needs spirituality or life is an empty void.