I entered medicine because I wanted to help people as well as be challenged intellectually. I chose orthopedics, and specifically sports medicine, due to my passion for being active and playing sports while growing up. I played baseball, wrestled in high school and participated in intramural sports while in college. Fitness and sports continue to be an important part of my own life today.
While I have never required surgery, I have had several broken bones including an ankle fracture as a first year medical student. Dealing with those injuries helped give me some perspective on recovery and the importance of therapy in conjunction with the treatment provided by a surgeon.