I am an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the associate surgical director of adult congenital heart disease. A native of…
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Patient Care Philosophy
I love my job. I get to do work I enjoy and help patients with congenital and acquired heart diseases. I like partnering with patients and their families to figure out optimal treatment options and then working hard to see the care plan through to completion. I am a small part of a superb team at UWMC’s Regional Heart Center that wants to help you get better!
Outside of the hospital I enjoy time with my wife Jessica, our daughter Indie, and son Asher. I work out regularly at a CrossFit gym to stay sane and enjoy snowboarding in the winter.
My clinical practice at UWMC includes adult congenital heart disease in close partnership with doctors Ed Verrier, Karen Stout, Eric Krieger, Jason Deen, Tom Jones, Steve Seslar April Stempien-Otero and Melissa Robinson.
I also treat patients with acquired heart disease and have specific interests in surgery for patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and endocarditis (infection of the heart valves). I also perform heart transplants.
My research interests include adult congenital heart disease, use of 3D printing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and transition of patients from pediatric to adult care.
|Medical University of South Carolina||Medical education||2004
|Seattle Children's Hospital||Fellowship||
|Univ. of Wisconsin @ Madison||Internship||
|Univ. of Wisconsin @ Madison||Residency||
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Fellowship||
|American Board of Thoracic Surgery||Thoracic Surgery||2015
|American Board of Surgery||Surgery||2012