We're all in this together. Sometime after college I reached the point where I had seen enough needless suffering from disease, both closer in and further out from home, that the only real career option was doing something about it. And now I get to, and in a beautiful city to boot. I feel lucky to be invited into the lives of my patients, to be able to sit with them and figure out what brings them into the hospital, to see what we can change.
About my practice
I hew to the adage that most diagnoses can be made by listening carefully to what the patient (and the patient's family) has to say. I love working as part of a team that provides fantastic care - care that has the freedom to focus on what the patient needs. I feel surrounded by people with a similar view, which makes this a great place to work.
How I thrive
I have great friends, foremost of whom is my wife. It's a pretty perfect day when I can cook dinner while she plays the piano. I run, and swim, and bicycle. It seems inevitable, but I have yet to put them together into a triathlon. I have a strong competitive edge, and mostly express it through games: video, card, and board games with friends and family.