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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I was born and raised near Phoenix, Arizona. My family includes my wife, one son, three daughters and a silver Labrador Retriever. One summer early in my college career, I was serving as a Portuguese interpreter for a medical team in central Mozambique. My experiences caring for the war-ravaged community there helped motivate my interest in pursuing medical training. My exposure to destitute communities and humble people during almost four years abroad in South America, Africa and Asia continues to influence the physician I am and who I hope to become.
As your anesthesiologist, I care about you, your preferences and the quality of your experience in surgery. When we meet, I will listen to you and involve you in making decisions that match your priorities. I hope you will sense my sincere interest in providing you with thoughtful, personalized, evidence-based medicine. I am grateful for the trust you place in me during your surgery, and I take seriously my responsibility to provide you with the best possible care.
When I am not working, there is nothing I’d rather be doing than exploring the mountains, hiking, biking and camping with family and friends. I chose to study medicine on the East Coast, but when I began looking for a job, I chose a location that would allow me to take my four kids and dog into the same mountains I had enjoyed when I was young. For much of my adult life, I have been involved in humanitarian work in Asia, Africa and South America. In 2002, I helped create an organization in southern India to strengthen and support slum communities. Our organization teaches community-level problem solving, health and nutrition, gardening, and literacy. We train our communities to access infrastructural and life-sustaining resources. I also try to stay actively involved in my local community, volunteering with youth and scouting programs.