I come from a family of physicians. I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and subsequently educated at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and also at the University of Munich, in Germany. After receiving a master's degree in Orchestral Conducting, I was active as a professional orchestral conductor for several years, both in the United States and in Europe. I then attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. After finishing medical school, I completed a surgical internship followed by a four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, Davis. This was followed by additional specialized fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the Dotter Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland.
About my practice
My practice consists of both diagnostic radiology (interpretation of imaging studies) and interventional radiology (performing minimally-invasive procedures using image guidance). It is important to me to see the patient as a whole person whenever possible, not just as a radiological image or an isolated radiological diagnosis. Being an interventional radiologist frequently allows me to do that. It also often permits me both to make a diagnosis and to treat the patient at the same time. I get great satisfaction in helping patients on their road to wellness. I also enjoy the teamwork that is key to successful interventional radiological procedures, in which nurses and technicians play a crucial role.
How I thrive
I thrive by keeping a fresh outlook and a sense of wonder and curiosity about life and the world around me. In my spare time I love to travel the world, ski, bike, listen to and play music (I am a pianist), look at art, read, and fly-fish.