Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. Residency in Orthopedic surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Fellowship in spine surgery, Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. Additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders, adult spinal deformity, and spine trauma. Extensive experience in advanced surgical techniques including artificial disc replacement, spine instrumentation and fusion, and minimally invasive and robotic spinal surgery.