I grew up in California and attended college, medical school, and medical residency in Southern California. However, Portland is now my home, and I feel blessed to have lived in such a wonderful city since joining Northwest Permanente in 2003. Portland has been a wonderful place for my wife and me to raise our two daughters.
As a family medicine physician, I have enjoyed taking care of multiple of generations of families. Leadership has been a keen interest of mine for most of my life, and during my career, I've had the privilege of fulfilling several leadership roles for Northwest Permanente. Currently, I am the Vice President for Quality, Care Experience, and Patient Safety. While this role takes me away from patient care, it is an honor for me to be a catalyst to ensure that we give spectacular and safe high-quality care in our clinics and hospitals.
Being active and exercising have become increasingly important to me. I have undergone two hip-replacement surgeries due to severe arthritis. As a result, I've learned to enjoy lower-impact cardiovascular activities, such as biking and swimming, to keep fit. Thriving together as a family is also important to me. In addition to taking hikes and walks together, we love to travel as a family. Portland is the perfect city for foodies, and my wife and I are always in search of delicious food.