Caring for children is a privilege, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to evaluate and treat children with a wide variety of neurological disorders. My patients’ resilience and determination to get better are a constant inspiration to me, and just some of the many reasons why I love being a pediatric neurosurgeon. In addition to treating patients, I conduct both basic science and clinical research, and I have a particular interest in pediatric brain tumors. I am originally from rural Iowa, and I was raised in an environment in which values such diligence, humility, and integrity were emphasized. I spend my free time with my wife and two sons, and I enjoy traveling, golfing, and skiing.