I grew up in Gujarat, India, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I earned my bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago. It was during my bioengineering studies that I really came to appreciate the amazing beauty and complexity of the human physiology and decided to pursue a career in medicine. I attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and went on to complete my internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, Seattle. I moved back to Rockford, Illinois, and worked in a community health center providing care to underserved individuals including the homeless, the uninsured and those with Medicaid. I also practiced HIV medicine and served as the medical director of the “Living With HIV” program. I moved to Denver in the summer of 2012 and joined Kaiser Permanente in early 2013. I am board certified in internal medicine and am an active member of the American College of Physicians and Colorado Medical Society. I speak two Indian languages – Hindi and Gujarati.
I believe in promoting comprehensive, health-focused medical care. I like to partner with my patients and pay specific attention to diet, nutrition, physical activity, preventive health and mental health in order to encourage healthy living and improved quality of life.
I love to cook, travel and spend time with my lovely wife and Labrador retriever. I enjoy the great outdoors and amateur nature photography.