I deeply believe that living an active and balanced life is essential for a happy and healthy existence. Unfortunately, at times, the body can face injury which can keep us from participating in the activities that we love. As a physician specializing in musculoskeletal medicine, it is my goal to work with each patient and create a comprehensive and personalized plan to return them to the life they want to live.
Doctorate of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians, Phoenix, AZ
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (anticipated in 2020)
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society
Research and Publications:
Trujillo K, Papagiannopoulos T, Olsen KW. Effects of mutations on the molecular dynamics of oxygen escape from the dimeric hemoglobin of Scapharca inaequivalvis . F1000Research. 2015;4:65. doi:10.12688/f1000research.6127.1.
"My fellowship at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians was such a wonderful experience! I learned so much about the nuances of treating the spine and delivering quality patient care in the setting of a real-world, private practice. My mentors and colleagues not only offered their guidance, but were always open to answering all of my questions. Furthermore, the warmth and support of all of the staff made it a joy to be a part of DSSP, one big family!"
“Your staff is wonderful. From the receptionist in the front to your skilled, kind and considerate medical staff in the back. Those individuals who cared for me before, during and after the procedures … showed considerable skills and concern.”
"I have been a patient here for over a year and every time I come for an appointment I am received as a VIP. Thank you."
"OMG! You guys are awesome!! Thank you!"
We are still here for you. We are now conducting tele health visits in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Please call us for more information. (602) 840-0681