I am a lifelong Massachusetts resident having been born and raised in Lynn. I achieved by medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1990 and completed an internship, orthopaedic research fellowship and orthopaedic surgery residency in 1996 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery in 1997 at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. I developed my spine practice initially at the New England Baptist Hospital and then at Newton Wellesley where I was promoted to Chief of Spine Surgery. In 2015, I became Chief of the Spine service at Massachusetts General Hospital and led initiatives to develop an integrated, patient-focused spine program coordinated across an academic medical center and community hospital setting. More recently, I have served as Chief Medical and Innovation Officer at NWH where I provided executive leadership focusing on clinical program development, patient safety and quality of care, and clinician wellness among other efforts. My passion remains focused on patient care with interests in outcomes optimization and efficiency, lowering the costs and variability of the services we provide.
I am blessed to have a wonderful family including my wife and two sons and continuously strive to balance work-life with recreational activities. I enjoy golf, travel and culinary activities - if I did not follow my scientific track through college perhaps I would have become a chef!