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I am an orthopedic and spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery. My special interests include treating adult deformities, scoliosis, sciatica, degenerative spinal conditions and disorders, infection, trauma and tumors, using the latest and most innovative surgical techniques. I am fellowship-trained in spine surgery, and trained under world-renowned spine surgeon Steven Garfin, MD. During fellowship, I provided orthopedic care to athletes on the US Olympic team, UCSD Tritons and the San Diego Chargers. I also served as a volunteer surgeon after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where I treated some of the most rare and complex orthopedic injuries and deformities.
I believe that caring for patients starts with respect, empathy and the ability to listen closely to their concerns. My philosophy is simple—to treat my patients as I would treat my family. My goal is to provide the best possible care through careful evaluation, and to work with my patients to plan the most beneficial, individualized treatments. All alternatives are explored before surgery is considered.