Jeff was raised in Centennial, Colorado. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado College, where he was a captain of the varsity swim team and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with honors, and with distinction in Neuroscience. He then moved to Washington D.C., where he worked both in a translational brain research lab at the National Institutes of Health and as a health policy researcher at The Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy. He completed his medical doctorate at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. While living in Ann Arbor, he also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His research was focused on improving neurosurgical outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery.
Medical Areas of Interest
Currently, Jeff is interested in pediatric neurosurgery, but enjoys all aspects of this amazing field.
Interests & Hobbies
When not at the hospital, Jeff enjoys skiing, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with his wonderful friends and family.
There are many intangibles about the University of Utah’s Neurosurgery Residency Program that make it special. The teamwork, camaraderie, and kindness among the residency class provides an excellent community in which to work and train. The breadth and depth of cases and research opportunities allow residents to find their neurosurgical home and push boundaries. Salt Lake City is a beautiful place to live with numerous opportunities for recreation outside the hospital. And being from Colorado, it is wonderful to be closer to family and friends at home.