I was born in England but spent most of my life, including all my post-graduate medical training, in Southern California. I chose endocrinology (the study of hormone secreting glands) since I found it the most fascinating field of medicine. Despite having great jobs and great friends, my wife and I were concerned that the Los Angeles area might not be the best place to raise our children. Of the many options we had, my wife and I chose to move to the Northwest in 1991. We have never regretted it. My career with Kaiser Permanente is very rewarding. Although our two children are now out of the house and well on their way to their own careers, we continue to love all the things about the Pacific Northwest that brought us to this beautiful part of the country.
I am one of the physicians in the Department of Endocrinology, although I like to think of us as a family. The entire staff works together to provide the best quality and service possible. Besides seeing individual patients with endocrine disorders, I also supervise several programs designed to improve the health of our entire population with endocrine disorders. I set up a teaching program through Kaiser Permanente for the Oregon Health Science University endocrinology fellows and continue to volunteer teach on the hill where I hold the position of assistant clinical professor of medicine.
Almost every day after work, I get on my stationary recumbent bike and read my medical journals while I cycle. I like all kinds of puzzles and board games and was the author of OMNI magazine's first reader original puzzle. I love to read science fiction. For years, I was on board of directors for our congregation and now continue to be active as past president. For over ten years, I served as a volunteer teacher at our Sunday school. I have volunteered at the Southwest Washington Free Clinic since 2009. I am well known for being the worst joke teller at Kaiser Permanente.