Joel is a graduate of the Pacific University Physician Assistant Program in Hillsboro, Oregon with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and worked at Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon as the head athletic trainer.  Prior to joining Oregon Spine Care, he worked in a family medicine clinic providing primary care.  He has a long-standing interest in orthopedics and sports medicine and enjoys the diversity of seeing patients in clinic and assisting during surgery.