I am originally from Connecticut and went to medical school in New York City. Though we grew up in nearby towns and went to the same college, my wife and I met as fellow medical students. When she decided to move to Denver for her residency, I was excited to follow her and complete my training at the University of Colorado. Kaiser Permanente is a great place to work because the integrated model of care ensures that patients are getting comprehensive care both inside and outside the hospital setting.
I chose to work as a hospitalist because I enjoy the diversity and complexity of hospital medicine and appreciate the connection that it allows me to develop with my patients. My role is to act as a patient's primary provider in the hospital. Being hospitalized can be difficult and scary. I believe that open and honest communication with you and your family can go a long way toward making the hospital experience easier to navigate. In directing and coordinating your care, I frequently collaborate with medical specialists, surgeons, nurses and therapists as well as outpatient physicians to ensure successful, comprehensive care both inside and outside the hospital setting.
Many of my happiest memories include being outside and exploring the natural world. Since I was little, I have loved traveling, hiking, cycling, rafting and snowboarding. Before medical school, I was lucky enough to be able to combine these interests with medicine and work as a ski patroller for one year. Later in my career, I sought out medical experiences in some of the more remote and beautiful countries in the world. When traveling, or even in Denver, my wife and I love to explore (and frequently cook) new and different foods. When I can’t be outside, I enjoy reading magical realism, listening to stand-up comedy and gardening.