I received my training in the United States Navy at Bethesda Naval Hospital. I received a spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, which is where I realized I wanted to specialize in neurosurgery. I then joined a neurosurgical group in Cleveland following my fellowship.
Initially, I thought I wanted to be a general surgeon. During my rotations in Cleveland, I had the opportunity to perform neurosurgery. I really liked it. For me, it was challenging and interesting, and I knew that was what I wanted to do.
I came to Sandusky for a better quality of life. I was working way too much in Cleveland, taking care of unappreciative people, and rarely got to see my family. I needed a change. I like the small-town feeling of Sandusky and our family is enjoying a much better quality of life here.
Firelands is a very efficient place. It is also the cleanest hospital I’ve ever worked in. Firelands has many capabilities for its size and the staff is a great pleasure to work with. I really enjoy getting to know my patients here. My patients and their families are very appreciative of the care they receive. I like seeing my patients around town and having a personal relationship with them. I always think that I better do well, or they won’t want to see me.