Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Cleveland Clinic, Spine Surgery
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery, spine injuries, spinal
disorders, spinal tumors
At Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2010
Meet Your Doctor
What led you to work in health care and what do you find most rewarding?
I chose to become a surgeon because it offers a rewarding and unique combination of helping others, pursuing scientific inquiry, and working with one’s hands. These are the factors which continue to make my job enjoyable for me.
In your opinion, what is the most important factor in your relationship with patients?
The most important factor is trust – trust that I have offered the patient all the information needed to make a prudent decision about treatment, and trust that our team will work to the very best of its ability to give that patient the best result possible.
What are your top priorities for every patient you see?
My top priority in clinic is making sure that patients have enough time with me to tell me their full story, to ask questions, and ultimately, to understand their treatment options.