ABOUT ME

Innovative Spine Care Tailored to Your Needs

Education

Undergraduate

Harvard University

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Residency (Neurosurgery)

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Fellowship

(Orthopaedics, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship

(Complex Spine Surgery and Spinal Deformity)

Virginia Mason Medical Center

I was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in California before coming to Boston at the age of 17 to start college. I have called New England home ever since, with the exception of one year I spent in Seattle during fellowship. I live with my wife, Vidya, and son, Rishi, in Westport, CT. One of my passions is international spine surgical missions, and I have traveled to India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Mongolia to offer free care to patients with spinal disorders. I am an avid gardener and also love to hike on the many trails in Fairfield County in my free time.

 

I serve as the Medical Director of Spine Quality and Surgical Optimization at Hartford Healthcare. I specialize in the treatment of patients with spinal deformities, including scoliosis and kyphosis, reconstructive surgery, and revision surgeries for flat back syndrome and failed back syndrome. In addition to this, I also treat spine trauma, spinal tumors, and spinal vascular diseases. As the Medical Director of Spine Quality, I focus on delivering optimal care for patients with spinal disorders with a goal of optimizing patient outcomes and avoiding unnecessary surgery. My work has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles related to the use of multidisciplinary processes and new techniques to improve the safety of efficacy of spine surgery and nonsurgical treatments.

I received the William H. Sweet Young Investigator Award in 2017 from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for my work on improving the safety and efficacy of spine surgery. I also received the Charles Kuntz Scholar Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Spinal Disorders as well as awards from the North American Spine Society for this work. I am a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society. I have also been certified by the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) for my commitment to safety in spine surgery.

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