I moved to Colorado in 2007 to work in Kaiser Permanente’s integrated system. I’d lived all over the U.S. and was looking to settle in a place that offered the opportunity to develop a diverse and largely reconstructive plastic surgery practice and that provided plenty of cultural opportunities and a natural environment that would permit me and my family to get outdoors. I have two sons and three dogs. My partner also has two children. She is a great yoga teacher, clinical researcher and aspiring nurse.
Plastic surgery at its best exists at an interesting intersection of science and art. Both are integral parts of the care that I provide. I am committed to getting to know my patients and working with you to devise a plan of care that best meets your needs. As a surgical specialist, I work hard to provide outcomes that satisfy my patients. My practice covers most areas of general and reconstructive plastic surgery, with a substantial focus on breast surgery. I also have subspecialty training and interest in pediatric plastic surgery (especially cleft and craniofacial surgery) and microsurgery. I think of my approach to surgery as meticulous and my communication style as direct and open. I love my job and the opportunity to help my patients achieve their goals for reconstruction or aspirations for change.
With a demanding job, it’s pretty easy to neglect the other important aspects of one’s life. I moved to Colorado to restore this balance. My family lives a very active life and we focus on balancing time together, work and school, healthy eating and physical activities. We particularly enjoy mountain biking, camping, skiing and yoga and will take any excuse to get outside. We live in the foothills near Golden and really enjoy the intersection of our community and the natural world that surrounds it. I’ve been a vegetarian since 1986 and have a particular fondness for broccoli. I love music and performing arts. To keep up with world events, I like listening to news on the radio and read The Economist when I can find a moment.