Biography & Education

  • Orthopedics
Education Background
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Orthopedic Surgery Program
Fellowship: Campbell Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship
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Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-7185
1101 Madison
First Hill Campus, Madison Tower, Suites 800
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-2702
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicaid



Are trampolines safe for kids?

February 02, 2015
Trampolines are fun and children get a good amount of exercise when using them. However, thousands of children every year are injured on trampolines. In 2009, 98,000 people were seen in emergency rooms with injuries sustained while on trampolines. While many of these injuries were bumps and bruises, others were fractured bones that required casting and injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery. Sadly, a small percentage of people sustained life-threatening and permanently life-altering injuries, including closed head injuries and spinal cord injuries. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the America Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons have discouraged the recreational use of trampolines. What do we know about how these injuries occur and can we avoid them? About 75% of injuries happen when more than one child at a time is on the trampoline. The smallest children are most at risk, because:

The 'pigeon toed' problem

April 30, 2013
Have you noticed that your child walks with his or her feet rotated inward instead of pointing straight ahead? This could be described as intoeing and is sometimes referred to as being “pigeon toed.” As a parent, you may raise concerns with your child’s physician about how your child is walking or running, or perhaps a concern was raised by the child’s grandparents who may have known a child years ago who was treated with a brace or special shoes for a similar issue. Intoeing gait is a common reason for referral of your child to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Intoeing stems from one of, or a combination of, three areas: the foot, the lower leg and the hip. Which area is contributing determines the likelihood that it will resolve over time and determines up until what age one may expect improvement. The most frequent case of intoeing in infants and young toddlers arises ...


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Clinical Interests
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedics