I grew up right here in Montrose, and am very excited to be returning home to begin my career. I graduated from Montrose High School in 2001, and completed my undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Wisconsin. I then completed my general surgery residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. I moved back to Montrose in 2019 to join Montrose Surgical Associates.
As far back as I can remember, being a physician is the profession that I’ve had my heart set on. I always remember my favorite costume at Halloween being the surgeon! I solidified my decision on pursuing general surgery during my third year of medical school, and it’s been a wonderful and rewarding journey from that point forward.
I am a board certified general surgeon trained in a wide breadth of surgical diseases. This includes robotic surgery, complex laparoscopic procedures, hernia surgery, thyroid/parathyroid, colorectal, breast, trauma, and endoscopy. This career affords me the opportunity to make an immediate and positive impact on people’s lives; this is what I love about being a general
surgeon and what keeps me motivated every day. Since the beginning of my residency, I knew that I wanted to practice in a community setting. I feel that practicing within a smaller community lets me get to know my patients better and be a part of a tight knit medical community which allows for a more positive patient experience and improved patient care.
Debbie and I moved to Montrose with our two dogs and cat. We enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer here on the western slope, including skiing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping. We are excited to have the great opportunity to live in this amazing outdoor playground.