I was born in upstate New York but spent most of my formative years in the middle of the country, where I went to high school, college, and medical school. My training continued with OB/GYN residency at the University of Virginia. From there, I was drawn across the country to start working with Kaiser Permanente in the Northwest.
About my practice
I chose OB/GYN as a medical career because of the personal relationships and professional challenges. From contraception to pregnancy and through menopause, our members' needs vary widely. Helping members and their families during very emotional and sometimes challenging times in their lives is very rewarding. I have a particular interest in minimally-invasive surgery, which allows for rapid recovery from procedures. I feel it is a great privilege to work with members, and I strive to earn their trust every day.
How I thrive
I try to exercise at least four times a week. I enjoy swimming, hiking, and biking. My wife and I were big travelers before our first baby came along, and we hope to continue that as much as possible in the future. I also like to tinker with old cars and motorcycles. I have many interests to help keep my life balanced, and keeping up with my two boys is the most rewarding and challenging part of my life outside of work.