About Me

My patient care philosophy is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based care. This requires taking time to understand each patient’s unique situation, challenges and goals.

My specialty is orthopedic surgery with a primary focus in hip preservation. I am the orthopedic educator for the Department of Orthopedics. The educator role includes being the primary coordinator for the Advanced Practice Orthopedic Fellowship.

The most satisfying aspect of my job is meeting a patient who needs help, creating a personalized treatment plan and following through until full recovery is achieved. It’s incredibly rewarding to see our patients regain the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle. I don’t see myself as just a service provider. My goal is to make sure that I connect with my patients on a deeper level while providing their healthcare needs.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because it offers a warm, collegial environment with continuous efforts to improve the quality of the care we provide and genuine compassion for those who need help.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip
  • Osteoarthritis

Education and Training

Education History

Undergraduate Degree

Ohio State University College of Education, Columbus, OH
BS
9/19/1990 - 3/15/1996

Masters Degree

Ohio University, Athens, OH
MS
6/1/1996 - 6/12/1998

Associate Degree

Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH
AAS
8/1/1999 - 5/9/2003

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
7/3/2003

Academic Information

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

168 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 06, 2019

    Understanding, kind, knowledgeable, patient, detailed.

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    Best experience I've had with a health care system ever!

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

    Good.

  • Reviewed on May 17, 2019

    Prompt & clear on diagnosis.

  • Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

    Very patient explaining what he's doing at all times. Took time to really listen to me showing empathy for my situation. Gave information, advice to try to help my condition, to improve my health. Friendly, courteous, helpful.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

    Very good at explaining things for you to understand & he won't go on until you fully understand.

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