Kaiser Permanente physician
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Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician, and as a physician administrator at Kaiser Permanente. I’m a dermatologist and have practiced for more than 23 years in San Diego. In 2001, I took on an administrative role as the chief of dermatology for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. In 2007, I became an assistant medical director.
I’m originally from Houston, Texas. I graduated from both Rice University in Houston and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. I finished my internship in internal medicine at the University of Washington, and completed a dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. I served as the acting chair for dermatology for a publishing company, and have been the symposium chair of dermatology for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California for both physicians and nurses. I’ve served on numerous committees that deal with subjects such as bioethics, pharmacy and therapeutics, cancer, access and quality, and physician leadership. I have enjoyed teaching and giving lectures at various meetings throughout the country.
I currently split my time between practicing dermatology and performing various administrative duties. I specialize primarily in procedural dermatology and cancer surgery. I have several offices, however, I spend most of my clinical time at our Clairemont Mesa Medical Offices and La Mesa Medical Offices. I very much enjoy teaching other physicians, residents, and medical students. I’m proud to have outstanding colleagues within the department who teach at UC San Diego Medical School and the Navy hospital, and have published various chapters or textbooks on dermatology. I strongly believe the best part of my practice is the caliber of the physicians who work beside me.
My hobbies include biking, hiking, tennis, and astronomy. One of the reasons I moved to San Diego from Chicago and Houston is the weather. I’m love the outdoors, and enjoy long walks on the beach.