I started my medical training at Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey after finishing my undergraduate degree in biology and anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. My interest in biology, as well as an interest in the human condition, led me to medicine. In medical school, I worked in an urban and underserved area outside of Philadelphia, caring for many Spanish-speaking patients. I saw the struggle these patients went through to get care in their native language. Because of this, I decided to learn Spanish so I could serve my patients directly. I spent the next 10 years of my career offering family medicine in Spanish and English to patients of all ages, and that is what I continue to do here at Kaiser Permanente.
About my practice
I am trained in full-scope family medicine, which means I take care of patients in all stages of life. With a focus on prevention and staying healthy, I want to help families grow strong, for years of healthful enjoyment. I trained at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, in Northern California, with focuses on obstetrics and gynecology and on pediatrics, as well as on other adult patients. I worked for over a decade in medicine in Santa Rosa, Oakland, and San Francisco, before moving to Portland.
How I thrive
All my life I’ve been a general outdoor enthusiast and am an avid skier, cyclist, and surfer. I enjoy getting outside with my wife and two young children. I look forward to exploring the many mountains, forests, and beaches of the Pacific Northwest.