Southern Joint Replacement Institute - December 14, 2018
- I am originally from New Braunfels, TX.
- I graduated from Baylor University (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Baylor College of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha) before coming to Nashville as an orthopaedic resident at Vanderbilt University in 1996.
- In 2002, I completed the Otto Aufranc Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston
- I moved to Nashville and joined SJRI in 2002.
- I met my lovely wife when we were in the 5th grade and married her 24 years ago. We have three awesome sons. Our oldest is a freshman at the University of Southern California studying economics and playing club basketball. Our 16-year-old is a junior in high school. He plays football and soccer. Our youngest is a 7th grader and plays soccer, basketball and tennis.
- Our weekends are usually filled with family activities. When my wife and I are not watching one of our boys at a ballgame, we like to take the family to the lake for water skiing and wake surfing. I also teach Sunday School class for 3rd-grade boys at our church.
- I am excited about the evolving technologies that we are using for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement at SJRI including computer navigation and robotic assistance. Along with our robust data collection system we are able to get quick and accurate feedback on how these and other technologies are improving our patients’ outcomes.
- I also love using my skills outside of SJRI. For the last two years, I have volunteered once a month at the Siloam Clinic in Nashville running a general orthopedic clinic. Through Walk Strong and Operation Walk, I have been very fortunate to perform complex joint replacement surgeries for patients in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and India and will be traveling to Guyana for a similar trip this fall.