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I like the practice model at Kaiser Permanente. I am able to do what I think is best for the patient, without basing decisions on financial concerns. I believe in applying common sense, efficiency, and engineering in both my approach to surgery and the patientsí choice of treatment. There is a collaborative atmosphere in the department and I get to handle a complexity of cases. I do some teaching in the residency program as well, which is one of the best teaching programs for foot and ankle surgery in the United States. To date, I have had over 100 residents rotate through our hospital in various phases of training. I have had visiting fellows from all over the world including Australia, Italy, England, Germany, and Vietnam. I have performed operations in all of the Bay area Kaiser hospitals.
Last year, I traveled 140,000 miles to conferences, where I often speak about foot and ankle surgery. My areas of special interest include ankle replacement, complex trauma, revision surgery, and complex salvage reconstructions. I like to travel on medical missions, and most recently I traveled to Vietnam to perform reconstructive surgeries at Da Nang Orthopedic Hospital.
Undergraduate Education: BS in Biological Sciences, Illinois State University
Graduate Education: Ph.D., Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Began Practice: 1983
Joined Kaiser Permanente: 1984
|University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL|
|Waldo General Hospital, Seattle, WA|
|Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany|
|Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery|
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