I view each patient as an individual person with a unique set of needs and desires. My priority is to listen to the specific needs and to work collaboratively with the patient to help achieve their goals for pain relief and increased function. In the majority of patients, non-surgical care is successful in achieving these goals.
I also firmly believe in Resurgens' Mission, which is to provide excellent, patient-focused and comprehensive musculoskeletal care to the Atlanta community and surrounding areas.
At a young age, I sought to become an engineer as I enjoyed fixing and building things. That all changed when I was in college. I envisioned a career that would positively impact people. Once I discovered the medical specialty of orthopaedic surgery, it seemed to be the perfect combination of caring for people and using engineering principles.
As native Atlantan, I attended The Westminster Schools, spending my senior year abroad in Germany. I majored in economics at Stanford University prior to studying medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After five years of orthopaedic residency training at Emory University, I served in the US Navy as the staff orthopaedic surgeon in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and cared for wounded Marines at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California.
I am happily married with three young children and enjoy my kids' activities, cars, golf, wakeboarding, scuba diving and fishing.