Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Web page and for giving me this chance to share a bit about myself. My goal is to provide high-quality foot and ankle care. I try to do this by combining current preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic strategies with a clear, open, and honest patient-physician relationship.
I grew up in Southern California and completed my undergraduate studies at UCLA, where I majored in biology and developed an interest in medicine. I spent the next four years in San Francisco at the California College of Podiatric Medicine and then completed a comprehensive, three-year foot and ankle surgical residency within the Kaiser Permanente system in the Bay Area. I was impressed by the Kaiser Permanente approach to patient care and the camaraderie among the physicians. I felt privileged to accept the offer to practice with Kaiser Permanente here in Woodland Hills.
My training is in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and foot/ankle trauma. I have published several clinical studies in these areas and continue to enjoy doing research. I am also actively involved in our foot and ankle residency program. I am a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in both foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery.
My personal interests include watching movies, skiing, wine tasting, and cooking. I also happen to be a huge hockey fan. I enjoy spending time at home with my wife and two young children. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to achieving longevity and happiness. Kaiser Permanente supports me in maintaining my own well-being by providing a work environment in which I can balance my profession, family, and personal interests.