About Me

Originally from New York, I retired from the Navy in 2012 after 21 years of service. I served as a flight surgeon and then as a general surgeon and rose through the ranks to captain and director of Surgical Services at the Naval Hospital Pensacola. After completing a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, I joined the surgical team at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where we practiced general and bariatric surgery. I deployed to Iraq and to Afghanistan where I served as the officer in charge of a forward surgical team. The field of bariatrics is continually growing. As a surgeon, it is both challenging and rewarding. As a member of a robust medical and surgical weight loss team, it is very fulfilling.

About my practice

In our field, I get to share in the short- and long-term success of our patients throughout their journey from obesity to health. Our department is staffed with a diverse group of professionals who believe in what they do and strive to evolve, innovate and improve. It is truly a great place to practice. I have a partnership style of practice. I frequently tell my patients: “I have expertise in surgery, but I work for you and we will make decisions and care for you together.”

How I thrive

We have lived on all three coasts and Hawaii. We are excited to explore and enjoy this amazing part of the country. Having a rewarding practice in this setting is wonderful. Exploring the unique recreational opportunities Denver and the surrounding area has to offer has kept us engaged and challenged. I never imagined we’d be skiing at 10,000 feet and sailing at 5,280!