While I was born and raised in the Midwest, I have always been drawn to West Coast life. I completed my undergraduate and medical degrees in Ohio followed by internal medicine training on the East Coast. My wife and I then headed to California, where I completed my hematology/oncology fellowship at University of California, Davis Medical Center. I realized my desire to practice hematology/oncology during a rotation in medical school, where I became fascinated by the biology of cancer and at the same time was touched by the intimate connections I formed with my patients. My wife is originally from Portland, and we were eager to settle here. Now we are enjoying exploring the city, trails, and food scene with our son and dog.
My primary focus is malignant hematology, including leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma, as well as benign hematology, including bleeding/clotting disorders, anemia, and others. I believe in a patient-centered approach where, as a team, we develop a treatment plan that is tailored to each patient and their individual goals.
Staying centered and grounded is important while practicing medicine. I thrive by spending time with my wife, playing with my son and dog (a Bernedoodle), discovering new music, weightlifting, road biking, hiking, trying new foods, and making coffee (namely pour-overs).