Welcome to my Web page. I made the transition from private practice to Kaiser Permanente in 2007. I was with a wonderful group for seven years but felt that a practice at Kaiser Permanente would allow me to focus more on my patients and my family, and I have never regretted that decision.
I originally trained as a petroleum engineer and worked for Royal Dutch Shell on the Belridge steam drive about an hour outside of Bakersfield. I had always been interested in a career in medicine, and after four years working as an engineer, I attended medical school at UC Irvine and also finished my residency in orthopedic surgery at UC Irvine. I then completed a one-year fellowship in spine surgery at UC Davis.
My practice approach is team-based. I like to think of the staff I work with as my partners in the care of our patients. Having come from private practice, I enjoy the opportunity to sit with my patients and address all their questions and concerns.
My personal interests revolve around my family. I am active in my children's youth group and had the opportunity to serve on a Mission trip with my son at an orphanage in Haiti this past April. I am active in outdoors and enjoy travel with my family.