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Since an early age, I knew I was interested in medicine. Throughout my young life, I never stopped striving toward my goal of becoming a surgeon.

Today, as a surgeon, I’ve come to appreciate that we often don’t know what we have until it’s gone. When we lose a vital function such as the ability to hear, smell, breathe, taste, speak or swallow, it is incredibly rewarding to help a patient regain that function.

As ENT physicians treating head and neck conditions, we often face great challenges due to the intricate anatomy and essential functions of this important anatomical space. Stepping up to these challenges give us an opportunity to preserve, and even improve, essential senses such as hearing, smell, taste, and touch for our patients. And for some patients, in addition to treating disease and improving function, we can also improve a sense of identity through cosmetic or reconstructive changes.

It is hard to imagine what I’d be doing if I weren’t a physician, but it’s likely I would continue with medical illustration or design.

On a day off, you’ll find me outdoors with my wife and my twin boys. Fishing, mountain biking, motocross, skiing, or hunting is a welcomed bonus.


EDUCATION

  • Medical Degree
    Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Parker, Colorado
  • Residency
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certifications
    Otolaryngology
    Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Medical Licenses
    Minnesota

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Facial reconstructive surgery
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Rhinology and otologic surgery
 
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