Originally from Southern California, I received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry at UCLA. I earned my medical degree at the University of California in San Francisco and completed my internship and residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. I am board certified in internal medicine and taught chemistry and anatomy as a tutor in college before joining Kaiser Permanente in 1999. My leisure time finds me playing or watching all sports; I especially enjoy tennis, skiing, baseball, and bicycling. My wife recently retired from the U.S. Army and we have a dog named Max.
My professional interests include patient education and the pre-operative evaluation, as well as physician leadership. "I'd like to invite my patients to actively participate in their treatment plan. Medicine should always be a team approach," is the way I see it. I also encourage patients to always stay optimistic, "It goes a long way in the healing process."
Through reading and physical activity I believe in keeping the mind and spirit thriving. Exercise, work, and then relaxation allows the body to be ready for daily challenges.