I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, the son of a local family practice
physician. I completed my pre-medical undergraduate biology degree at
the University of Kansas. I then attended Kansas City University of Medicine
and Biosciences for both a master’s degree in Bioethics as well
as doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. I then matched to a residency program
at Michigan State University followed by a Hand Surgery Fellowship in
Dayton Ohio through the University of Ohio.
My wife, Nada, and I have two children, Cecilia and Samuel, who joined
us while we were both in residency. Having my wife’s family in Decatur,
it was an easy decision to move here and start my practice in Decatur.
Family is very important to us and we couldn’t be happier to be
here, putting down roots in a great place like this.
From very early in my training, I knew I wanted to be a hand surgeon. I
fell in love with its precision, attention to symmetry as well as structure
and function. My focus includes complex elbow, wrist and hand fractures,
wrist and hand arthritis, small joint reconstruction, tendon repair and
peripheral nerve surgery.
I look forward to the opportunity to help the people of our community and
surrounding areas with the latest non-surgical and surgical treatments
of the hand, wrist, and elbow