Dan completed his physician assistant training at Kettering College of Medical Arts in Dayton, Ohio, in 2004. After graduation he worked in sports medicine for two years followed by eight years in a level I orthopedic trauma center. He then worked in adult joint reconstruction for two years before joining Dr. Kazemi at OrthoAspen. Prior to his physician assistant training, he served with the U.S. Navy SEAL teams for 20 years. Originally from Ohio, Dan has spent a great deal of time in the Aspen area with his wife and two children enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities. Dan and his wife now call the Roaring Fork Valley home.