As the newest physician at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care, I wanted to take some time to introduce myself!
Growing up in Iowa, my childhood passion was always soccer. With this came a few injuries, as well as bothersome foot pain as a result of my flat feet. These issues landed me in the podiatrists office, where I received great care, and my interest for medicine began. I went on to college at Illinois Wesleyan University, where I continued my soccer career and studied biology with the hopes of heading to medical school. I took several opportunities to shadow doctors of various specialties, and while I found many to be interesting, the combination of surgery and clinic, biomechanics, trauma, sports medicine, as well as the wide range of pathologies I saw treated in my time with podiatrists led me down the road to foot and ankle surgery.
I completed my medical school training at Des Moines University, where I also worked part time in a running store, helping local runners with minor injuries and finding success with their training plans. After completing my degree, I was fortunate enough to complete my residency training at the well-renowned, rigorous foot and ankle surgery residency program at Legacy Health in Portland Oregon. During my three years in Portland, I gained extensive training in all aspect of foot and ankle surgery, with a focus on advanced lower extremity deformity correction, trauma, external fixation, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and total joint replacement. My mentors included several leaders in the profession, and I am incredibly grateful for their guidance and mentorship through the years preparing me for independent practice.
Having met my wife at a summer camp in southern Colorado back in college, returning to this beautiful state was always something I was interested in following residency. The opportunity to join Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care was something I couldn’t pass up. I am thrilled to work alongside two excellent physicians in Dr. Herzog and Dr. Pollard, and to care for the South Denver and Castle Rock communities.
Outside of the office and operating room, I enjoy spending time with my wife Beth, 10-month old daughter Sadie, and golden retriever Georgie. I am an outdoor enthusiast, and enjoy running, cycling, hiking, and cheering for my two favorite sports teams, the Portland Timbers and Green Bay Packers.
I am excited to plug into this community and practice, and to help you get back on your feet! I take pride in connecting with each and every one of my patients and to provide high quality care to get you back to the activities you love. Contact our offices to set up and evaluation and I look forward to meeting you!