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I was born and raised in Western Nebraska, the son of a veterinarian. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School, Did a general Surgery residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University. I then did an Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency. I then joined the faculty at the Duke University Medical Center in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. I became Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Duke University where I remained until 2010 when i Moved to Denver and became the Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Professor of Surgery and the Barton Elliman Chair of Pediatric cardiac surgery and Co-Director of the Childrens Hospital Colorado Heart Institute. I have an active research laboratory have active participation in all major Thoracic and Congenital Cardiac professional societies. I have over 140 Peer reviewed publications, Editor of the text book: Pediatric cardiology, Cardiac surgery and Critical care Springer 2013. I have given over 100 invited lectures all across the country and Europe.
I utilize a multidisciplinary approach to determine the least invasive procedure to solve complex conditions, while ensuring the best possible outcomes. Pediatric cardiac surgery is really a team sport. I work with cardiologists, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists as well as an entire staff of Nurses and affiliated professionals that are all dedicated to the care of your child with congenital cardiac problems. The best outcomes are obtained by very experienced surgeons at centers that perform a large number of surgeries and the most complex surgeries. This is the Children's Hospital Colorado Heart Institute.