Dr. Hightower grew up as one of four children in Fairbanks to a Cherokee
father and Jewish mother. His family would move to a few locations before
settling in Anchorage in 1991. After graduating from high school, Dr.
Hightower would attend Antioch College, Western Washington University,
Columbia University, and the University of Minnesota en route becoming
a member of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency program in Minneapolis, MN.
Since then, he has returned to Anchorage and served the community with
outstanding and focused care.
Decorated Medical Professional
Over the course of his career, Dr. Hightower has earned many distinctions,
- ANTHC Employee of the year
- Gustillo Scientific Paper of the Year 2012
- Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation Resident Research Award
Committed to Providing Outstanding Care
Dr. Hightower is proud to have provided crucial direction to lead to better
medical care for many patients throughout his career. He designed and
implemented the Orthopaedic Acute Care Clinic to dramatically reduce the
wait times for those how suffered serious orthopedic injuries. To help
save money for patients, he negotiated a cost savings measure that helped
save over one million dollars a year. With certifications from ABOS, ATLS,
and licensed with the Alaska State Medical License, you can rest assured
that you are receiving the help you need from a high-quality Anchorage
With his private practice at Enhance Orthopedic Surgery, you will receive
treatment that is based on advanced technology and providing affordable
care. You can receive state-of-the-art care from our Anchorage orthopedic surgeon.