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Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself and tell you about my work as a physician, a physician-educator, and an administrator at Kaiser Permanente.
I was born in Philadelphia, but Orange County has been my home since I was a young child. I went to California State University, Fullerton as an undergrad and did my medical school training at UCLA (yes, I am a huge Bruins fan). Having grown up in the area, and being the son of the former pastor of a large local church, I enjoy taking care of some of the people who have known me for many decades. I am a family medicine physician and I have practiced for more than 28 years in Orange County. For more than 25 years, I have had the honor to direct the Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program as well as being involved in health care leadership at the state and national levels. Though this significantly limits my clinical practice, it allows me to teach and influence our next generation of family physicians, both locally and nationally. As an administrator, I’m working to make Kaiser Permanente one of the best health care organizations in the country.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share in the care of my patients. There are many people I have taken care of for more than 25 years. Though most of my patient-care time is spent in an office, I also spend a small amount of time working with our residents as we take care of patients in the hospital. I feel honored that people have entrusted me with their care for these many years.
My wife and family are very important in my life. She is a cancer care management nurse here at Kaiser Permanente. We have two grown sons, a stepdaughter, and a stepson. I love spending time with my family at Angels, Dodgers, and UCLA games, jazz concerts, hiking, and traveling. My eldest son graduated from UCLA and is now working in Sacramento with the state Senate. My youngest son earned the Eagle Scout award in Boy Scouts, graduated in engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and is working in aerospace engineering in North Carolina. I am very involved in my local church (for over 50 years) and am finding ways to volunteer some of my free time. In addition to cheering for our local sports teams, I also enjoy traveling, both for vacation as well as for some of the national boards and commissions on which I serve. I also lecture in other countries every year.