I was raised in the Northeast suburbs of Chicago but consider myself a Cheesehead as I have called Wisconsin home for almost all of the last 12 years (and because I am a huge Packer fan). I moved up to Milwaukee to attend Marquette where I graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and then went on to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. My residency in Pediatrics was also right here in town at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, during which I received much of my primary care training at Bayshore Pediatrics with Dr. Melbye. Following my residency, I decided to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Sports Medicine down at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University and I am excited to be back up in the Milwaukee area with the Bayshore team.
My wife, Mindy, and I met while at Marquette and she is a nurse in the Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We were blessed with our first daughter, Lucy, in 2016 and currently live in Tosa where Mindy grew up. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, hiking, camping, kayaking, and traveling to state and national parks. Lucy likes doing almost anything (except for taking baths and wearing shoes) so by default she is a “happy camper” during all those activities (apologies for the bad “dad joke”).
I decided to go into Pediatrics because I believe that caring for children, and specifically being a parent, is the most important job in the world…which I believe even more now having our daughter at home. As a Pediatrician, I look forward to spending time forming relationships with my patients and their families. I hope to be someone that parents can trust when they have questions or when their child is sick. With a background in engineering, I love work to find solutions to problems that best fit each individual situation. I plan to use my fellowship training in Pediatric Sports Medicine to both treat and prevent sports injuries and to encourage healthy, age-appropriate activity for every one my patients. Each week I will also hold a specific pediatric sports medicine clinic in Mequon as a part of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatric Sports Medicine Group.
I feel very fortunate to be joining the other providers at Bayshore and humbled for the opportunity to dedicate myself to caring for the children of our community.