My journey into orthopedic surgery began on a Friday night in September. I was a junior in high school and the starting varsity quarterback. That night, I tore my ACL, which first introduced me to an orthopedic surgeon. I recovered from the injury and played my senior year, and then signed with UC Davis, where I was the starting JV quarterback. However, with ongoing knee problems and the realization that a pro career was unlikely, I devoted more focus on academics, with the goal of going to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis, I chose Baylor College of Medicine among several options to pursue my medical degree. My focus on orthopedics continued, which resulted in being chosen for an orthopedic residency at the University of Kansas – Wichita program. After completing five years as a resident in orthopedic surgery, I accepted a fellowship position in sports medicine that included joint replacement under Wesley Nottage, M.D. in Laguna Hills, CA. In September of 1999, I came back to Kansas, where I started a private practice in orthopedic surgery here in Hutchinson.
Orthopedics: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
Orthopedics: Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, KS
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy: The sports Clinic, Orthopedic Medical Associates, INC., Laguna Hills, CA