I was born and raised in Pearl City on Oahu. I received my Bachelor of Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, a Master of Science from Barry University in Miami, Florida, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. I did my family medicine internship and residency at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, where I was chief resident, and I’m board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. I still serve as an associate clinical professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
When I was in high school, I always enjoyed science. I also had a desire to make a positive difference in people's lives, and it seemed that a career as a doctor would allow me to combine these two interests. My medical specialty, family medicine, allows me to build relationships with my patients over the lifetime of a family and across generations. My other professional interests include medical education and sports medicine.
The Hawaii Permanente Medical Group has a great reputation for adhering to high standards of care. The staff are very professional and are always looking for ways to improve. It’s an honor for me to be associated with this fine group of medical professionals.
In my spare time I try to stay physically fit by exercising and playing golf. To relax and recharge for the coming week, I enjoy watching sports and spending quality time with my family. Community service is also important to me. I’m currently involved with the American Youth Soccer Organization, and I’m an assistant boys’ coach at Pearl City High School.