Biography & Education

My goal is to help you identify what is causing your symptoms, learn about that problem, and then discuss with you the types of treatment that could benefit you. We will focus on you and how your particular issue is affecting your everyday activities. I want to help you get back to your everyday activities as soon as possible.
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency University of Minnesota Dept. Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Leatherman Spine Institute, Louisville, KY
  • English
Professional Associations
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, King County Medical Association, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Personal Interests
Just about any sport that involves the mountains and water--alpine skiing in particular, but also ice hockey, which I continue to play despite the lack of ice in Seattle.

Care Locations

(in the Swedish Orthopedic Institute Building)
Seattle 98122
Fax (206) 622-1644
Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
777 N. 5th Avenue
Suite 300
Sequim 98382
Fax 206-622-1644
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. twice a month
Accepted Insurances
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Aetna Insurance
  • United Healthcare
  • Pacificare of WA
  • Secure Horizons (please call OPA at 206-386-2600)
  • Great West Healthcare
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • Self-Insured Workers Compensation (Please call OPA office:206-386-2600)
  • Labor & Industry of Alaska
  • Labor & Industries WA State (Please call OPA office: 206-386-2600)
  • Medicare (please call OPA office: 206-386-2600)
  • many out-of-state plans with proper patient authorizations
Accepted Payment Methods
American Express, bill insurance, cash, check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accepting Medicaid


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Arthritis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back/Spine Injuries
  • Back/Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Problems/Proc.
  • Cervical/Lumbar Degen. Disorders
  • Disc Problems
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Trauma/Disease
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics-Adult
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis - Adult/Pediatric
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Spine Trauma/Disease
  • Vertebroplasty