I became interested in sports medicine before it was a specialty because of an injury during medical school. I was simply told I would never play again. As a result of that experience and the impact it had on my life I decided there had to be a better way to treat athletes. That quest led to my postgraduate fellowship training in sports medicine before certification was available. I am happy to say I have fulfilled my goal by helping create a specialty for sports medicine and by training doctors to care for athletes.
I have been the team physician for The Seattle Mariner's since 1985. I have also been a team physician for Seattle Pacific University, Blanchet High School, and the Unlimited Hydroplane Association, just to mention a few of my teams.
I have been instrumental in the development of sports medicine as a specialty. I was the president of the American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine in 1989 when the first board examination was approved and given. I have been certified in Sports Medicine since that time. I also am a founding father of The American Medical Association of Sports Medicine. I have been given the honorary degree of Fellow in the AOASM.
I personally love to play golf, fish, snowshoe, and swim. I still feel like I'm an athlete, just a little worse for the wear.