Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am originally from India and went to medical school in Madras, which is one of the oldest medical schools in India. My training in clinical medicine was amazing and I enjoyed every bit of medical school. I immigrated with my parents to California and initially was doing research at UC Davis. I had the opportunity to compare different types of health care and I felt that Kaiser Permanente provided the most integrated care. My personal philosophy is to treat all patients under my care as if they are family members.
I am a general surgeon and I joined Kaiser Permanente after I finished my residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at Loma Linda Medical Center, and a core faculty member of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente Surgery Residency program.
I am interested in all aspects of general surgery: breast, gallbladder, skin cancers, hernias, colon, pancreas, and abdominal surgery. My special interest is in endocrine surgery—diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal gland. I am especially interested in minimally invasive techniques in endocrine surgery. I love to teach and I'm involved in teaching medical students from Loma Linda Medical School. Teaching gives me the opportunity to learn newer techniques and keeps me up to date.
I enjoy the great outdoors and love to travel. I am an avid photographer and love landscape photography. I like to hike and bike, and sometimes I even try to golf.