I grew up in Eastern Washington and am very excited to be returning to the Pacific Northwest. I attended Western Washington University where I earned my degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine, rowed for the Men’s Crew Team, and met my wife.
I received my Doctorate from the California School of Podiatric Medicine. I then completed my surgical residency training at the esteemed Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Bay Area Foot & Ankle Residency Program. There I received excellent podiatric and orthopedic training with a high surgical volume. I treat all ailments of the foot & ankle but my interests are in foot & ankle trauma, forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, sports medicine, ankle joint arthritis, and wound care & limb salvage.
I understand the importance for my patients to be active and stay active. Pain in the foot & ankle can be debilitating and cause great challenges to maintain an active lifestyle. My goal is to help my patients understand their foot & ankle ailments and to work with them to achieve their treatment goals. My philosophy for treating foot & ankle pain and deformity is based on identifying and addressing the underlying causes. Treating only the symptoms without regard for the etiology can lead to delay in recovery and dissatisfaction. I approach the management of any condition by applying evidence based medicine and a patient-doctor team approach to your treatment plan.
During my free time, I love spending quality time with my wife and two young children. I love being outside whenever I can and enjoy running, biking, skiing, and climbing. My current favorite hobbies include trying to keep up with my two kids, and whatever they happen to be interested in that moment.