I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. I am specialty trained in pediatric urology from the Texas Children's Hospital after completing my general urology residency at Oregon Health and Science University. I have always wanted to work with children and particularly enjoy the reconstructive surgical problems in the urogenital system. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children. I also enjoy running, swimming, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, singing, and reading.
About my practice
I have a special interest and training in pediatric minimally invasive surgery and have advanced training in minimally-invasive reconstruction of the urinary tract. I am also part of the pediatric robotic surgery unit at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). My research interests are in minimally-invasive surgery, health disparities in treatment of urologic disease, fetal urinary tract anomalies, and in advancing non-invasive methods for evaluation of childhood urologic conditions. I have expertise in all areas of pediatric urology and have published a number of book chapters and articles on various topics in pediatric urology.
How I thrive
I am a believer that exercise and healthy living makes for a balanced person both at home and at work. My wife and I try to incorporate exercise multiple times a week in to our daily routine and we try to involve the children in this as well. We have our children swimming, rock climbing, skiing, and cycling with us and appreciate the example we are setting for their lives and futures.