Providence Orthopedic Institute
Education and Training
- University of Notre Dame
- Creighton University
- Creighton University Medical School
- University of Nebraska Orthopedic
- University of California-Davis
Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship
I wanted to develop a total joint practice at Providence St. Vincent, which I believe is the best total joint hospital in the region. We are leaders in the fields of total joint arthroplasty and total joint surgery.
What’s your dream for Providence?
My dream has been developing the Providence Orthopedic Institute during the past six years. The institute includes a region-wide total joint registry, clinical outcomes research and orthopedic education.
What are your hobbies?
My wife Sarah and I recently spent three months on a sabbatical, hiking in New Zealand and mountain biking in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. We like spending time with our three children, Maureen, Connor and Maggie, and our grandchild, Zoe. I also enjoy fly fishing, bird hunting and biking.
What’s a great experience you’ve had at Providence?
My best experiences all relate to the people here. My partners are amazing, and we work together to provide the best patient care. I’m incredibly grateful for people such as Carolyn Winter in the foundation and Janice Berger in hospital administration who have supported the development of the orthopedic institute.
Why does philanthropy matter to your work?
Without philanthropy, we wouldn’t have a nationally recognized institute that publishes quality research, educates orthopedic residents and fellows, and provides the best care for our patients. Philanthropy has allowed us to hire surgeons and researchers who are national leaders in their field.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Just that I want to express my gratitude for the people who support us. We’re far ahead of the national average for length of stay and discharge disposition – and this improved care is largely funded by philanthropy.