GENERAL PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, LIMB LENGTHENING & DEFORMITY, PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT TRAUMA + MUSCULOSKELETAL INFECTION SPECIALIST
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I truly love my field of orthopaedics and consider it my hobby. I love to think and read about orthopaedics and am passionate about helping my patients.
As a father myself, I treat each child as if they were my own. I try to be the least invasive as possible while striving for full return of function.
I love to see kids in follow up when they have overcome many obstacles. They can then look back with pride and see how much they have accomplished."
CTPO Trauma Director
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech School of Medicine
Internship + Residency
Scott & White Memorial Hospital/ Texas A&M University - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego – Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Fellowship
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)- Fellow
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)- Member
Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)- Member
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)– Member
Dell Medical School - Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Dell Children's Medical Center - Orthopaedic Trauma Liaison
Dell Medical School Clinical Teaching Awardee
OFF THE RECORD
I get such a big laugh any time a young kid walks by and calls me by my first name and gives me a high-5 like we are old friends!
It puts a huge smile on my face."
WHAT ARE YOU FAMOUS FOR AT CTPO?
Walking and talking fast. And these 2 put together can lead to some colossal crashes coming around a corner! It also turns out that my accent is one that people love to try to imitate.
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
Spending time with my wife and four kids. We pretty much love to do anything that gets us outdoors. We have a son in elementary school, a daughter in preschool and twin toddlers that keep us constantly on guard against destruction.
FAVORITE TIP FOR PARENTS
It is all about communication and expectations. There are no silly questions.
I recently had a refugee family tell me how life-changing the surgery was for their daughter. She had deformed legs that had made the transition very difficult for her. After correcting her deformity, she displayed profound new confidence. Her parents stated that they could not express their gratitude for the new opportunity provided to their child. While a translator was used for verbal communication, the emotion of appreciativeness from the family surpassed any language barrier.
My subspecialty interests include pediatric and adolescent fractures, limb deformities and limb lengthenings, post-traumatic deformities, congenital deformities, hip deformities, and musculoskeletal infections.