I grew up in Krakow, Poland, but I consider Colorado home now. My wife, our three daughters and I are enjoying living in Colorado, which we find to be a wonderful place to thrive. Working at Kaiser Permanente allows me to grow as a person and physician. Medicine attracted me as a field where science meets human experience. The human experience is a factor which makes medicine so fascinating to me and drives me to strive to be the best physician I can be. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I was on the faculty of the Cardiology department at Saint Louis University in Missouri. I hold specialty certifications in cardiovascular medicine, as well as in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
I first was attracted to cardiovascular medicine while learning physiology in my second year of medical school. This fascination with a beating heart has never left me, even after many years.
I enjoy spending time with my family and in the outdoors. Walking our dogs with my wife or watching our daughters’ favorite shows allows me to reconnect with my family after spending time at work. Listening to my wife practicing Bach’s cello suites or her performances gives me great joy. I love movies and engaging books. Being close to nature as I hike, bike or ski is a way that I recharge my emotional and physical energy. I spent several years as a volunteer ski patroller and ski instructor. I find traveling a great way to learn more about the world, people and myself.