HOF Class of 2014
I am a graduate of LeRoy High School class of 1988 and am currently an orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
All of my primary education was completed at LeRoy. I was involved in the National Honor Society, participated in football, wrestling and track and was Valedictorian of the Class of 1988. I was fortunate to have been coached by the legendary Randy Bowman and Jim Zeleznik. I was a varsity wrestler all 4 years of high school. We were conference football champs my junior year and I received all conference honors my senior year. My high school education at LeRoy prepared me well for attending the University of Illinois. Advanced Biology with Jim Zeleznik and Calculus with Steve Epperson gave me a great background and English Composition from Sandy Straub helped me proficiency rhetoric my freshman year of college.
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry in 1992. I received Summa Cum Laude honors and was a Bronze Tablet member with my name among the list of top graduates from the college.
I attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO and received my MD in 1996. I graduated at the top of my class then matched an orthopedic residency in Madison, WI. I was selected as chief resident in my class for my final year of residency. I finished my orthopedic residency in 2001 and then completed a one year fellowship in sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy in Birmingham, AL.
I currently live in Mahomet, Il with my wife Amy and two children Thomas and Laura. Thomas is a senior in high school and enjoys football and track and plans to attend the University of Illinois with a goal of going to medical school. Laura is a freshman and is very active in musical theater and drama and has aspirations of being a Broadway performer one day.