Office Phone: (303) 783-8844
Fax: (303) 783-2002
Medical Assistant Direct Line: (303) 783-7644
About the Doctor
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. My interest in neuroscience and neurosurgery began in college while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. While I was there I majored in Psychology and minored in Biochemistry. After college I stayed in Boulder and began working in a neuroendocrine laboratory studying the neurobiology of stress responses.
From there, I moved to Chicago to attend the Chicago Medical School where I earned my medical degree. My interest in Neurosurgery was solidified during my trauma rotations in Chicago and a subsequent rotation at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. After medical school I was accepted into a rigorous and outstanding residency program at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY.
I am very excited to finally return back home to Denver and be a part of the CBSI team. My philosophy for treating neurosurgical diseases and illnesses is a patient centered approach. It is important to recognize that every patient is as unique as his or her own fingerprint. Each person deserves a well-crafted and personalized plan of treatment that is centered on their specific needs and goals of care. In my experience, listening to the patient and their loved ones is the most important thing I can do to learn about them and their life perspective. By understanding what is important to a patient, it becomes easier to develop and implement the optimal strategy for treatment. Whenever possible, that strategy begins with conservative options first and I rely on invasive surgical techniques only when absolutely necessary. It is a great privilege to care for patients and with that privilege comes the responsibility to be dedicated, diligent, and strive for perfection. I have dedicated my life to this responsibility.
When I am away from work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son and experiencing all the great adventures that Colorado has to offer.
Cranial: Skull base tumors, Brain Aneurysms, Vascular Malformations of the Brain, Brain Tumors, Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hydrocephalus, Reconstructive Cranioplasty
Spine: Spinal Stenosis, Disc herniation, Nerve compression, Spinal Metastatic Disease, Deformity Correction, Complex Spine Reconstruction
University of Colorado at Boulder, BA in Psychology and minor in Biochemistry
The Chicago Medical School at RFUMS, Doctor of Medicine
Internship: General Surgery Intern, NYU Langone Medical Center
Residency: Resident in Neurological Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
Chicago Medical School Professionalism Award
The Certificate of Behavioral Neuroscience