I am proud to call myself a native Oregonian — born and raised in Scappoose. I studied music and biochemistry at Santa Clara University, in California, then completed my medical degree at the University of Chicago. After eight years away from Oregon, I was thrilled to return with my wife and daughter to complete my internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University. I am happy to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente team and to contribute to the health of the community that I care so much about.
About my practice
I am trained in internal medicine, which means that I specialize in treating patients with multiple complex and chronic medical conditions. My professional philosophy is to try and maximize my patient's quality of life while limiting unnecessary medications and procedures. While I am comfortable caring for patients with a wide variety of medical needs, I am particularly interested in treating patients with diseases that affect the immune system, including patients who have received organ transplants, patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease, and patients with HIV.
How I thrive
I believe that it's important to maintain a steady balance in life. I enjoy singing as a member of a local community choir, gardening, and exercise (my latest goal is training to compete in the Highland games). The most important aspect of my life outside of medicine, however, is spending time with my wonderful wife and daughter.