Welcome to my Web page. I am delighted you are using the resources at Kaiser Permanente.org to be informed and involved in your health care. My family and I form four generations of Kaiser Permanente members, and I am a second-generation Kaiser Permanente physician.
I am a California native from Los Angeles, and grew up in the Inland Empire. The first four years of my life after high school were gloriously spent living, surfing, and scuba diving in North San Diego County, and along the way I was able to earn my B.A. in Biology from Revelle College at UC San Diego. I initially trained for a career in medical research, earning a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry concurrently with my medical degree at UC Irvine. During medical training, I decided to pursue clinical practice rather than research and chose to specialize in ophthalmic surgery. I have been in general ophthalmology practice since 1987.
My practice is limited to diseases and surgery of the eye, primarily cataract surgery. I share my office with a terrific group of optometrists and ophthalmologists who provide eye examinations and general medical/surgical care of the eyes.
I live a healthy lifestyle with a good diet, some exercise and time away from work with my family to pursue other interests. My wife and I love to travel and spend a significant amount of time outdoors. We are blessed with a large family and most of our extra-vocational activities center around time spent with them. I am proud to be a physician at Kaiser Permanente and look forward to each work day to help care for our members.