I was born in India, lived in Africa, raised in Canada, and matured in the United States. I found myself drawn to opportunities to improve other people's health and wellbeing, however faced with a challenge. How would I reconcile this affinity with my hobby for wielding sharp objects? The dilemma was solved by the realization that one avenue to help people heal while wielding sharp objects was to train in surgery. Hence my long but rewarding trek to learn the science and art of this field. I have been fortunate to have learned from wise mentors in more than one country, in various states and provinces, and most importantly, from the best teacher of them all - the patient. It is my intention each time to pool all my experiences to deliver the best care possible for the patient.
About my practice
As a neurosurgeon, I specialize in the treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. I have a special interest in spinal disorders and brain tumors. My management philosophy has been molded over the years through training in Canada and the United States, as well as patient management experience over about a decade. I believe in operating only if necessary. It's my privilege to work with highly competent team members from diverse backgrounds, credentials, and experiences brought together by Kaiser Permanente and dedicated to the common goal of providing care whose quality is second to none.
How I thrive
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am an avid fan of tennis, which I enjoy playing and watching.
Medical School ?
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Medical Training ?
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
University of Alberta Hospital
Board Certification ?
American Board of Neurological Surgery