“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
What’s an interesting tidbit about you?
I was a firefighter prior to entering medical school.
Why did you go into medicine?
I first became interested in medicine after becoming certified as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and working in emergency medical services at age 16.
How did you choose orthopedics?
I realized orthopedics would provide me with the opportunity and privilege to have immediate, significant and lasting impacts on patients’ lives. Whether it’s by fixing a bone fractured in an unexpected accident or replacing an arthritic joint worn out from years of activity, orthopedics allows me to identify a problem and correct it, which is incredibly gratifying.