I have been an anesthesiologist for more than 20 years, after first completing an internal medicine residency and working for the Public Health Service in Chicago. Prior to that, I was a physical therapist. So, I come to my profession having a wide background in various aspects of health care. I am married to another Kaiser Permanente physician, and we have three teenagers. I firmly believe that health care is a right, and I embrace the Kaiser Permanente model of health-care delivery.
About my practice
I am a staff anesthesiologist who practices at all Portland metro sites, and my practice also includes pediatrics and OB. I have an interest in regional anesthesia, as well as critical care.
How I thrive
Most mornings, I am up before 4 a.m. to exercise. I am an avid road cyclist and a seven-time Ironman finisher (although, after each one, I swear it is my last). Our family loves skiing and travel. I am a member of the Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU.