About Me

I am an Associate Professor and Medical Director of Spine in the Department of Orthopaedics. I am the Director of the only Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship recognized by the North American Spine Society in the Carolina’s which I started 21 years ago with over 35 graduates. I am fellowship-trained in spine, musculoskeletal and sports medicine and have held up to four board certifications including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. I specialize in the non-operative evaluation and treatment of various back, neck and joint problems and perform minimally invasive procedures, injections and tests to evaluate and treat patients with numbness, weakness or pain in their joints, arms, legs or spine.

I graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and performed my residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals prior to completing a Fellowship at Portner Orthopaedics in Honolulu, HI in 1996. I have been named “America’s Top Physicians numerous times and have given over 120 national/international presentations in more than seven countries in addition to publishing numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of back pain, sports injuries and healthcare policy. I have served as course director and/or instructor for numerous spine-related injection courses and conferences around the world. I have been on the NASS Board of Directors for numerous years and am a past Board Member for the Spine Intervention Society and still serves on their Health Policy Division. I am on the editorial Board for The Spine Journal and The Interventional Spine Journal.