A certified orthotist, Kristian is committed to providing quality care and customized braces for children with scoliosis. He comes to NSC from Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he developed an interest in caring for patients with scoliosis. “Helping kids with scoliosis gives me energy and purpose,” says Kristian.

Kristian earned a degree in genetics from Brigham Young University and spent seven years in New York City as a financial analyst before returning to his love for science and medicine. He completed his master’s in orthotics and prosthetics at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas as well as residencies in Houston and Salt Lake City. He, his wife, and three young children enjoy spending time together and visiting historical sites in the Washington, DC area.