Hello! I am very excited to use this Web page to introduce myself. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente as an orthopedic surgeon, as I feel that our team approach to health care allows me to deliver the best possible care to each of my patients.
I am a native Southern Californian, born and raised in the Pasadena area. I attended UCLA for both my undergraduate and medical school education prior to making the long move to Orange County, where I completed an orthopedic surgery residency at UC Irvine. Following residency, I tested my UCLA Bruin loyalty and completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at USC! I am a second-generation Kaiser Permanente physician, my father having enjoyed a more than 35-year career in pediatrics. I enjoy sports of all kinds, especially snow skiing and beach volleyball. I take great pride in trying to cook delicious meals for my beautiful wife, friends, and family.
I specialize in shoulder and knee surgery with particular concentration on arthroscopic management of problems in these two areas. In addition, I focus on the treatment of complex shoulder disorders. I feel that an open line of communication with my patients and getting to know their interests and goals personally is an important part of treating their orthopedic conditions. I always try to ensure that my patients have all of their questions answered and that they truly understand how together we can best get them back to their desired activities.
I believe maintaining a well-balanced, active lifestyle is the key to a happy life. I think exercise, good nutrition, and massages are important elements of overall well-being. I also believe that you can only truly be balanced by making and maintaining wonderful relationships with friends and family!