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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon


Top Conditions

*This is not a complete list of conditions

My Approach to Care

"My approach to care with my patients and families is simple: to treat every child as if he or she were my own. My goal is to form a strong relationship with the patient and family to collectively decide the best path to improve the child's function, comfort and quality of life. "

  • Education & Training

    Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

    Graduate Degree: DO and MS in Human Anatomy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

    Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    Fellowship: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Professional Organizations

    Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Research & Publications

    Cooper T, Boyles A, Klingele K, Samora Q: Prevalence of Bilateral Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee and Associated Risk Factors. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2015;35(5):507-510

  • Interests & Activities

    My favorite activity is spending time with my wife and daughters. We enjoy spending time outside and at the lake with family and friends. We're also big Vikings fans. I played collegiate football and have always been interested in athletics.

Kids Health Matters

The stories of Gillette patients, families and team members who help inspire and inform.