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  • Operating Privileges: Kent Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Southern New England Surgical Center

A fellowship-trained orthopedic total joint surgeon, my practice focuses on hip and knee replacement, reconstruction of fractures around prosthetic hip and knee implants, and management of general orthopedic conditions and fractures. I have received advanced training in the less invasive direct anterior total hip replacement, a muscle-sparing technique that potentially allows for earlier recovery.

My approach to patient care is to first listen to the needs and goals of each patient and provide the finest individualized orthopedic care. I attempt to exhaust conservative modalities before proceeding with surgical interventions. I believe that having open discussions regarding disease processes and setting appropriate expectations is essential for obtaining optimal outcomes.


  • Undergraduate – Duke University, 2002
  • Medical – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2007
  • Internship – Drexel University College of Medicine, 2008
  • Residency – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2012
  • Fellowship – Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Joint Preservation and Reconstruction, 2013


Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Rhode Island Orthopedic Society
  • Rhode Island Medical Society


Awards & Honors

  • Phi Eta Sigma, Duke University, 1999
  • Dean’s List, Duke University, 1998-2000
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Resident nominee, Drexel University, College of Medicine, 2012


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