About Me

Growing up in Houston, Texas, sports have always been and continue to be an integral part of my life. After graduating from Baylor University, I completed my medical degree at the University of Texas- Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX.

A change of scenery and climate was in order; therefore, I fulfilled my general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. To conclude my 14th year of training, I completed my surgical spine fellowship at the Florida Spine Institute.

Today, I live and work in warm and sunny Vero Beach, Florida. I am a past Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Indian River Medical Center and the Director of the Medical Specialties Surgery Center. I am a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. I enjoy contributing to my community by promoting endeavors that help create opportunities for children.

Education and Professional Affiliations


Surgical Spine Fellowship
Florida Spine Institute
Clearwater, Florida

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Internship in General Surgery
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Medical Degree
University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Science- Biology
Baylor University
Waco, Texas


  • Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • Past Chairman-Department of Orthopaedic Surgery IRMC
  • Board Certified-American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • National Football League Accountability and Care Committee
  • Medical Director-Medical Specialty Procedures Surgery Center
  • North American Spine Society
  • Clinical Assistant Professor- Florida State University 
  • Association of Boxing Commissions MMA Medical Advisory Panel