I grew up in southern New Jersey, went to college in New Hampshire, and spent ten years in New York City for medical school and residency training in orthopedic surgery. I moved to San Diego in 1990 to do a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente under the direction of Dale M. Daniel, MD, who was a friend and mentor to many San Diego orthopedists of that time. Working with Dr. Daniel and his staff, I studied and treated knee and shoulder injuries in recreational athletes, and took over as director of the fellowship training program after Dr. Daniel’s death in 1995. I served as director until 2006 and continue to be active in the fellowship, training future sports medicine specialists. I also enjoy teaching fellows, residents and students in the Navy and UCSD training programs.
I enjoyed a productive career spanning more than 25 years as a partner with Kaiser Permanente. With financial support from Kaiser Permanente and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, we completed several award-winning studies on athletic knee injuries. I helped to design and build the Kaiser Permanente Joint Replacement Registry, which is now the largest implant registry in the United States. I recently transitioned to “Partner Emeritus” status with Kaiser Permanente, allowing me to split my clinical practice between Kaiser Permanente and Torrey Pines Orthopaedic Medical Group in La Jolla.
I have served as visiting professor to numerous residency programs in the US and overseas. I am fluent in French and Spanish and travel yearly to South America or the Caribbean to provide orthopedic services to indigent patients.
My wife and I live in University City and are empty nesters except for our two dogs. We have three adult children who currently live in the Bay Area and Boston.