Critical Care Medicine
Kaiser Permanente physician
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I grew up in Anaheim Hills and completed medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. I returned to California for residency training at LAC+USC Medical Center in internal medicine. I practiced as a hospitalist (a physician who cares for patients admitted to the hospital) at USC for one year as teaching faculty. I then completed my fellowship training in critical care medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. I choose critical care medicine as a career after my intensive care unit (ICU) rotation in medical school. I was amazed with the many brilliant physicians and nurses I worked with in the unit. Intensive care requires a thorough understanding of physiology, and I feel that the ICU is where human physiology is most appreciated. Training in advanced critical care units during my fellowship training only solidified my commitment to this field. One of my interests is in the education of resident physicians and medical students, and finding the best methods to teach fundamental ICU care. I rotated through Kaiser Permanente during my fellowship and was very impressed with how invested the physicians and staff were in improving patient care. There is a clear mission to continually improve patient care that permeates throughout Kaiser Permanente, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this excellent healthcare team.
I am a hospital-based critical care physician, and work in the Department of Pulmonology at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, the tertiary center of the region . Our team of intensive care physicians work closely to provide the most cutting edge care in critical care medicine. Our team also serves as faculty for the hospital resident physicians.
I enjoy traveling with my wife around the country and to different continents. I also enjoy bike riding of all terrains as well as going to the beach.