An Experienced Diver.
While my classmates were doing their residencies, establishing their practices, and raising families, I was ‘playing.’ It afforded me such experiences as serving on a nuclear submarine, caring for Navy divers in the Philippines & Vietnam, and being the medical officer for UDT and SEAL Teams with full participation in their training. When I started my private orthopedic practice, I was still in “la-la land” and decided to divide my time among orthopedic surgery, hyperbaric & diving medicine and the reserve Navy SEAL Teams—which culminated in a 33 ½ year affiliation. I am an active grandparent and continue full time as a clinical professor, surgeon and mentor of residents for limb threatening foot & ankle infections, deformities, and failed amputations using minimally invasive surgeries. This has led me to classify problem wounds, pressure injuries, wellness, and patient goals with simplified, objective, and user friendly scores. I have authored texts on MasterMinding Wounds and Diving Science, and multiple publications on these subjects.