I originate from Portland, Oregon. Although I left the Northwest for college, then again for residency and fellowship training, I returned in 2000 to stay.
About my practice
I enjoy a varied practice which includes helping to take care of both hospitalized patients and outpatients. My inpatient practice involves caring for patients with a broad spectrum of infections, assisting in the diagnosis of infectious disease, and development of antibiotic treatment plans. The largest part of my outpatient clinic practice is in the Immune Deficiency Clinic, a multi-disciplinary medical home for individuals living with HIV infection. I also work together with clinicians in the gastroenterology department to evaluate and treat individuals infected with hepatitis B and C viruses. In all these settings, I see my primary purpose as one of sharing my knowledge with my patients, and colleagues, in an effort to optimize health and alleviate anxiety and suffering.
How I thrive
Maintaining a sense of humor helps me to keep perspective in my professional and personal life. Regular physical exercise and time spent outdoors is also essential to maintaining balance.