Dr. Carlson earned his medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa before completing a three-year surgical residency in Salt Lake City, UT. This residency program provided the advanced training needed to be considered a specialist in the treatment of all ailments of the foot and ankle, including neurological diseases, wound care, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, pediatric, diabetic, and geriatric lower extremity care.
Dr. Carlson is originally from Alaska where, growing up, he spent his summers working in the salmon commercial fishing industry: on boats, set netting, and in his grandparents’ cannery.
Dr. Carlson is a fluent Spanish speaker which he has used while serving missions in Guatemala and Spain. His greatest love, however, is his wife and four children. They enjoy spending time outdoors, visiting local attractions and activities, and attending athletic events.
He is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to TeamCME.