I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I became an orthopaedic surgeon so I could help people achieve all their goals and return to sports after injuries. I was always fascinated with fixing things since childhood. My grandfather was an engineer and contractor and taught me how things work, how to take them apart, fix them, and how to put them back together. My interests in sports and recreational activities gave focus to what I wanted to do for a career. Orthopaedic surgery also allows me to interact with patients of all ages and with all types of conditions, from trauma to chronic conditions.

What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?

The most rewarding feeling is when a patient you have operated on gets back to activities and sports. Knowing that your work has allowed them to achieve their goals is the most rewarding feeling one can have.