Specialty - Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Bone Densitometry
Special Interests - Sports Medicine, Adult Reconstruction, Trauma, Osteoporosis
DOB – April 24, 1960; Place of Birth - Bloomington, IN
Orthopedic Surgeon, The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, Port Angeles, Washington
Member, AAOS Women’s Health Issues Advisory Board
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Edward F. Hebert Medical School, Bethesda, Maryland
Principal Horn; Port Angeles Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Hurricane Brass Quintet, Port Angeles Light Opera
Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, The Virginia Mason Clinic, Port Angeles, Washington
Assistant Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Residency Coordinator, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University, Major - Premedicine, B.S. 1982
Professional Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine, M.D. 1986
Postdoctorate Training: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989-93
Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Surgery, 1986-1987
AWARDS AND HONORS:
High School: Graduated first in class of 365 (4.0 GPA), 5 Varsity Letters (fastpitch softball and basketball), Team Captain, AAAA Michigan State Championship, Multiple All-Conference and All-Star Awards
Undergraduate: National Merit Scholar, Athletic Scholarship, 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner (Fastpitch Softball), Team Captain, Graduated Cum Laude
Medical School: Numerous times Dean's List status, Honors in Gross Anatomy, Micro Anatomy, Physiology, Neurobiology and Surgery
Military: Air Force Commendation Medal with One Oakleaf Cluster, Outstanding Unit Award with One Oakleaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (recertified 2003, MOC 2014-2025)
ISCD Certified Clinical Bone Densitometrist (recertified 2012)
Professional Medical License: Washington State 1996-current
FAA Licensed Private Pilot 1995
General Medical Officer, Director of Emergency Services, Republic of Korea, Kunsan Air Base, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, August 1987 - August 1988
Flight Surgeon, Officer-In-Charge Student Section, Dispensary Services, Lackland AFB, Texas, August 1988 - June 1989
Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director of Orthopaedic Education, Orthopaedic PA Residency Director, Malcolm Grow United States Air Force Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD, July 1993-August 1995
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Ruth Jackson Society
American Medical Assosiation
International Society of Clinical Densitometry
ARCH Study (Amgen), Phase III Clinical Trial on post-menopausal osteoporosis, clinical investigator 2013-current.
Bisphosphonates and Osseous Healing: Fact versus Fiction, presented at American College of Surgeon’s Annual WA/OR Chapter meeting, Chelan, WA, June 2009.
The Incidence of Undiagnosed Osteoporosis and Osteopenia in a General Orthopedic Referral Practice, presented at the International Society if Clinical Densitometry Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2006.
The Incidence of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis in a Rural Community, presented at the International Symposium on Osteoporosis, Honolulu, HI, March 2002.
Relation of Pre-Basic Military Training Activity Level to Rate of Medical Entry Level Separation, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, WHMC San Antonio TX, 1991.
"Operation Just Cause" - The Wilford Hall Experience with our Panama Combat Casualties, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, WHMC San Antonio TX, 1990.
Surgical Management of Meningomyelocele, Department of Plastic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1985.
Genetic Regulation of Fetal Hemoglobin, Department of Biochemistry, Penn State University, 1981.
Regeneration of Peripheral Motor Neurons, Department of Biophysics, Michigan State University, 1977.
ADDITIONAL MILITARY TRAINING:
Combat Casualty Care Course (C4), ATLS, August 1987
Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, October - November 1988
ADDITIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC TRAINING:
AO/ASIF Basic Course: April 1991
Orthopaedic Shoulder Service (Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD, Staff), Nov. 90 - Feb. 91
Enneking Musculoskeletal Pathology Course: October 1991
Orthopaedic Trauma Elective, Shock/Trauma Unit, MIEMSS, Balt., MD: Mar.-Apr. 92
Tachdjian Pediatric Orthopaedics Course: June 1992
Dallas Orthotics and Prosthetics Course: October 1992
AAOS Board Review Courses: 1993, 1997, 2002, 2013, 2014.
Maine Orthopaedic Review: June 1993, June 1995
AAOS Current Concepts Review; The Knee: May 1994
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Orthopaedic Course: April 1995
Available Upon Request