Welcome to my Web page. I am a board-certified neonatologist. This pediatric subspecialty is dedicated to the care of sick newborn infants. I have been practicing neonatology since 1992, and joined Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center in 2006. I am here to help make a difference in the health of your baby.
I was born and raised in Russia. During my medical training, I was drawn to newborn intensive care. Evaluating the conditions of newborn patients by means of physical exams and modern medical technology was both challenging and rewarding. I was fascinated by the many newborns that recovered quickly when receiving appropriate care from a trained, compassionate neonatal medical team. I have been practicing in Southern California ever since I completed my neonatal training at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
As a Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), along with a highly specialized medical team, I provide medical care to newborns with a wide variety of conditions. Some are born prematurely. Others have cardiac, respiratory, or infectious diseases. Still others are born with genetic anomalies or need surgery. After a baby graduates from the NICU and is discharged from the hospital, our team continues to see the baby regularly in a high-risk infant follow-up clinic, where we evaluate our very young patient for any long-term complications that may be associated with his or her challenging start in life. My colleagues and I work as a team, contributing our various points of view to better provide family-centered, continuous, well-coordinated care. The joy of seeing my patients recover and join their families is the most rewarding part of my practice.
My love for my family gives me the energy to deal with the challenges of my work. My professional success is a direct reflection of the love and support of my family. I was so lucky to find my beautiful wife, the love of my life, to whom I have been happily married since 1984. Although my wife and I were born in the same city in Russia, we met and fell in love in California. We have three beautiful children. As a family, we enjoy healthy dining, exercising, traveling, learning, and taking walks along the beach with our dogs.