A Bit About Me

Medicine is, first and foremost, about trust: trust in the patient-doctor relationship, trust in the healthcare system and trust in the hands and mind of the surgeon to help the patient make the right decision. My pursuit of a Neurosurgical career has been one of dedication, perseverance and commitment. Growing up in an Engineering household, most tasks were about calculation, precision and execution. For the longest time, I was convinced that I was destined to be an Electrical Engineer. Perhaps, I have become an electrical engineer on a biological scale; after all, the functioning of neuronal pathways is not all that different than that of an electrical circuit. It is that same attention to precision and details that has shaped my career as a Neurosurgeon thus far.

I believe that the most important part of healing is the patient-physician relationship. It is a partnership in which both individuals are equally responsible for the outcome. I encourage all my patients to learn about their ailments, potential treatments and outcomes and then we, as a team, decide which avenue to pursue. Your contributions outside the operating room are just as important to me as my surgical skills in the operating room. Our biggest strength in this journey is our relationship and, together, we can trust, heal and care.

When not working, I enjoy cooking, hiking and playing tennis. As a Phoenix transplant, I like to spend time with my wife, brother and German Shepherd, while exploring new past-times and everything else that Arizona has to offer.

Promise

I promise to treat you with respect, empathy and care; so, we can build a relationship in your path towards healing.

Education, Residency, Fellowship, & Professional Experience

Doctor of Medicine, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Neurosurgery Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin
Spine concentration/fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin
Radiosurgery concentration, Medical College of Wisconsin

Clinical Interests

• Minimally Invasive Surgery:
– Minimally invasive discectomy & laminectomy
– Minimally invasive fusion

• Spinal Neurosurgery:
– Degenerative spine
– Complex instrumentation
– Spine trauma
– Cervical disc replacement
– Cervical fusion
– Spine tumors
– Chiari malformationsse

• General Neurosurgery:
– Benign and malignant tumors of the brain
– Epilepsy Surgery
– Craniocervical trauma

Memberships, Honors & Awards

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Golden Key International Honor Society

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