About Me

Hi, and welcome to my Web page! I'm an internal medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. I hope this page helps you learn a little more about me.


I'm originally from Chicago. I moved to San Diego for my medical internship and residency at UC San Diego.

About my practice

I am a hospitalist, which is a relatively new type of doctor. Hospitalists specialize in taking care of people in the hospital. Since we do this all the time, we develop a lot of experience in caring for the very sick. I do not work in a clinic, so I devote all of my time to helping members in the hospital. I work as a team with your nurse, therapists, case managers, specialists, and may others who may be working behind the scenes during your hospital stay.

How I thrive

I believe that happiness comes mostly from within, not just from physical exercise but also from taking care of one’s mental state. This includes taking the time to focus on the positive things in life. This helps me live well in both mind and body, and helps make sure that life's good things don't pass me by. I enjoy being with my family, being outdoors, hiking, and traveling. I also play keyboards and sing in a band.