I specialize in the care of sports medicine injuries in growing athletes as they mature from children into young adults. As a pediatric orthopedist, I provide surgical and non-surgical orthopedic care for my patients to optimize their sports performance and their growth.
I also work with children and teens dealing with orthopedic trauma and scoliosis.
My goal is to provide the best diagnosis, treatment options and education for solving my patients’ orthopedic conditions using the most up-to-date evidence.
As an orthopedic resident in San Diego, the chance to work with a diverse population of children and families was the most satisfying part of my training. That experience, combined with learning from great mentors, inspired me to specialize in children’s orthopedics and make it my career.
Outside the hospital, I have published results from and co-founded multi-center research studies on youth anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, osteochondritis dissecans and patella dislocation. The goal of these research groups is to generate the best outcomes for these serious orthopedic conditions.
The biggest honor in my life is working at Cincinnati Children's, which consistently ranks among the nation’s top three pediatric hospitals. Throughout my career, I have been honored to receive numerous awards for research, clinical care and education. I present surgical instructional lectures at annual meetings for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
I’m originally from California, so when I’m not working, I enjoy returning to surf and see my family and college friends. I recently began river surfing on the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton. Who would guess that Ohio has great surfing?
Endoscopic non-fusion scoliosis correction with guided growth; sports growth plate arrest overuse syndromes; patella dislocations; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with open growth plates; osteochondritis dissecans treatment
Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine