- Scoliosis (Idiopathic, Neuromuscular and Congenital)
- Early Onset Scoliosis
- Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
English, Spanish, some French
My Approach to Care
"In my role as a pediatric spine surgeon, I have the opportunity to work with patients and families at what can be a very challenging time in a child's life. I take this responsibility very seriously: caring for my patients is a true privilege. I enjoy partnering with families to guide them through their child's treatment with a focus on maximizing comfort, happiness and quality of life."
Education & Training
Medical School: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Residency: University of California San Francisco
Fellowship: Twin Cities Spine Center
Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional OrganizationsScoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
Research & Publications
I've written multiple chapters on pediatric spine issues including surgical techniques, non-operative management, and the natural history of various spine-based pathologies. I participate with my team in the Growing Spine Study Group; we have an interest in comparative effectiveness research in various pediatric spine pathologies.
Interests & ActivitiesI enjoy travel, food, sports, and most importantly, spending time with my wife and our daughters.