Why did you choose to practice orthopaedic medicine?
From an academic standpoint, orthopaedics combines my interests in engineering and medicine.
More importantly, however, orthopaedics allows me to restore function and to return patients back to the activities they love.
The ability to help others in this way drove me to orthopaedics initially and continues to inspire me today.
Why did you choose to work at Duke?
I decided to join the Duke faculty to be part of a world-class academic medical center with the highest caliber clinicians and researchers, to be able to treat complex shoulder and elbow injuries in a referral population, and to do all of this in North Carolina -- a wonderful place to live and raise my family.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
Restoring shoulder and elbow pain-free function is what the patients appreciate the most and what I find most rewarding.