About Me

I became a medical doctor because it is so very rewarding to help people. Surgery was also appealing to me because of its physical problem-solving component. I attended medical school at UCLA and then trained in general surgery in Colorado. I also trained as an Air Force flight surgeon and I am a veteran. After seven years of community practice, I joined Colorado Permanente Medical Group in 2000. It was a breath of fresh air to realize that at Kaiser Permanente the patient is the customer and center of our work.

About my practice

My style with patients tends to be casual. I take the time to get to know you, and listen to understand your questions and concerns. I believe that as the patient, you make the decisions for your care with the help of your care team. I work as part of the multi-specialty breast care team and also as a general surgeon. Even though I’m a specialist, I firmly believe that in health care we need to keep wellness as a priority. Kaiser Permanente provides great care when you’re sick, yet our sweet spot is our work to keep you healthy.

How I thrive

I spend time volunteering to provide help for those in need and who need housing. I am a master beekeeper, which is a very centering hobby. My other activities include hiking and hunting.