My father was my inspiration to become a physician. His sense of duty to his nation and our community instilled in me the desire to go into medicine. He had served our country as a surgeon in WWII and served the Austin community in numerous ways. He and Mom encouraged my sister and I to go beyond college and obtain post-graduate degrees.
The son of a surgeon, I was born in the original Seton Hospital and grew up in Austin, Texas. I'm an orthopedic spine surgeon and have been in practice since 1983. I founded the Spine and Rehabilitation Center in 1994 and have been in the Seton Healthcare Family since 2011.