Back when I was attending college at Bethel University, it become clear to me that I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to help and serve people while tapping into my love of science. Now, as a physician, I find I enjoy spending time educating patients just as much as I love performing surgery. I consider myself a patient advocate, trying to make the best recommendations to them for their ongoing health.

By nature, I am a problem solver and a creative thinker. If I weren’t a doctor, I think I’d be an entrepreneur. Something I’ve really enjoyed over the years is working with medical device companies helping to advance the field through innovation.

I believe it’s important to remember that as physicians, our  first responsibility is to “do no harm.” At the same time, I remind myself that the only thing we can truly control is our own actions and attitudes.  These two mantras help provide perspective in my daily professional and personal life.

When I get a chance to relax, I love spending time with my family and friends. And having grown up in Minnesota, when the weather cooperates, that means spending time on the lakes.


  • Medical Degree
    Des Moines University
  • Residency
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Board Certifications
  • Medical Licenses


  • Recurrent sinusitis
  • Minimally invasive surgery


  • Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology
    President, 2016
    Board, 2012-Present
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