Kaiser Permanente physician
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I graduated from Harvard University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. I earned my medical degree from the University of Vermont in 2001, and then completed a general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2007 and a vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University in 2009. I am board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery.
The primary focus of my practice is vascular surgery (open and endovascular) but I do perform general surgery limited to the abdomen. My wife and I have been married for over 22 years. We have five children: one son and four daughters (including twins) who range in age from 11 to 22 years old. My son just graduated from UCSD and my eldest daughter is a freshman at UCLA. My areas of expertise include open and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and iliac artery aneurysms, carotid surgery, dialysis access surgery including creation of arteriovenous (AV) shunts and laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement, peripheral vascular disease including open arterial leg bypass and peripheral endovascular interventions (stents and balloon angioplasty), and venous disease (varicose vein radiofrequency ablation and phlebectomies, IVC filters and venous stents).
I enjoy taking family trip vacations and experiencing different cultures, languages, foods, and shopping. In the past few years, we have visited Hawaii, Europe (Paris and Italy), Northeast America (New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont), and Asia (Seoul, Tokyo, and the Philippines).