About me

In a nutshell, I am a native of Albania, schooled and trained in the USA in the art of orthopedics. I am married, father of 4.

To find out more about the work I do, click here.

If you are a fellow orthopedic colleague - greetings.

Current location

  • USAF David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior employers

  • 2009-2015: McHenry, IL, private practice with Drs Elstrom & Hall. Affiliated with Northern IL Medical Center, Woodstock Memorial, and the Advocate Good Shepherd hospitals

Practice interests

  • Major joint replacements: hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Proficient anterior approach hip replacement with the Hana table
  • Fractures of the extremities
  • Deformity correction
  • Sports injuries

Board status

Board certified, by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic training
  • Graduated from the Stanford University program in 2009
  • Internship at Wayne State / Detroit Medical Center
Medical School
  • Rush Medical College, class of 2004
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, 1998-2000
  • University of Tirana, 1992-1996
High School
  • The former Skanderbeg High School, class of 1992, Tirana, Albania.
Before High School

I started elementary school in a town called Puke (pronounced "Pook" :)) in the northern mountains of Albania. The name of that school is Migjeni, it still functions, and it still has the same name. I finished elementary school in what used to be known as "24 Maj" school, in a town called Kavaje (pronounced Kahv-eye) located in the middle of Albania.

My family hails from the south of Albania however. Although I do not visit Albania often, I have a lot of love for its people and in particular for Gjirokastra.