I graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a bachelor's degree in biology and received my medical degree from Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine in 1984. I did a three-year pediatric residency at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, part of the Baylor Medical System. I then completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Duke University, becoming board certified in both pediatrics and hematology/oncology in 1990. I practiced pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Louisville and then moved to Atlanta in 1992, practicing pediatric hematology and oncology at Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center. I began working with Kaiser Permanente in 1998.
About my practice
My special areas of interest are childhood asthma, learning disabilities and developmental pediatrics. I have special interests in attention and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents including attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADD and ADHD) and anxiety disorders. I am also interested in sleep regulation disorders; infant, toddler and preschool-age feeding problems; discipline difficulties; and complicated toilet-training issues such as enuresis (bedwetting) and encopresis (soiling).I serve on the board of directors of the Georgia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association and am a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
How I thrive
I live in Sandy Springs with my wife, who is also a doctor, and works as an allergist at a local allergy and asthma clinic. We have two sons. Our family enjoys spending time together with family golf outings and snow skiing in Big Sky, Mont. I also enjoy photography, sailing, do-it-yourself projects around our home and going on bike rides with my two dogs.