Yale University School of Medicine
Dartmouth College, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH
Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University, Spine Surgery
Adult spine surgery
At Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2011
Meet Your Doctor
What led you to work in health care?
I enjoyed studying science and doing research but also wanted to work with patients directly, so working as a physician in an academic medical center was a natural choice.
What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
There is nothing more satisfying than being able to treat a patient with either surgery or non-operative treatments and watch their pain and function improve.
In your opinion, what is the most important factor in your relationship with patients?
I find that the most important aspect of having a good relationship with my patients is being able to spend the time to explain their problem in ways that they understand as well as to be able to have an evidence-based discussion about their likely outcomes with different treatments.
What are your top priorities for every patient you see?
I want all my patients to feel as though they understand what is causing their problem and that they generally have a variety of treatment options for it.