Dr. Otten has had a multitude of life experiences, the vast majority of which have revolved around athletics and the outdoors. He has lived throughout the United States spanning from Hawaii to Michigan and spent a portion of his youth in Oslo, Norway and Bath, England.
Dr. Otten began his medical career on the Crow Indian Reservation in eastern Montana in 1997. After graduating in the top percentage of his class at the University of Oregon, he continued his education through cardiology research at UCSF and Harvard.
Dr. Otten’s academic background included Dean’s List at the University of Oregon and Sigma Sigma Phi National Honor Society at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internship at University of Nevada, Reno and went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at Touro University in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Otten completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Beaumont Hospital in greater Detroit, Michigan. During his time at this top ranked facility he cared for NFL, NHL, Professional Extreme Athletes, Olympians and NCAA Division 1 athletes. He had regular Training Room hours and game coverage at Oakland University, a Division 1 NCAA program. Oakland University has recently been invited to the NCAA March Madness for two consecutive years.
Dr. Otten remains and avid athlete. He played collegiate Rugby for the University of Oregon, was a Ski Instructor at Alpine Meadows (Lake Tahoe, California) and remains a dedicated surfer and rock climber. He has now been Fly Fishing for over two decades and still values the rare moments spent on the river.