Medical Association Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Pierce County Medical Society, Dutch Spine Society, Puget Sound Spine Interest Group, Washington State Medical Association
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Practice Philosophy: My practice is based on giving the best possible care to patients with back or neck problems, using both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Patient care is a process of sharing information and providing education to help patients make the right treatment decisions.
Professional School: State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Residency: Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program
Fellowship: Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Internship: Hawaii Integrated Surgery Program
Special Interests: Surgery of the spine (back and neck), trauma and deformity of the spine, metastatic disease and degenerative spine disease.
Other Areas of Interest: Adult Scoliosis Surgery, Back Surgery, Bone Metastases, Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Head & Neck Surgery, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Surgery, Spine Tumors