Welcome to my Web page.
My first year practicing was spent as a trauma surgeon at Harbor-UCLA. Now I’m happily treating Kaiser Permanente members and offering high-quality care. I’m from Newport Beach, where I grew up surfing and skateboarding. I was in college with a fine arts major when I made the decision to become a physician. I just didn't feel that being an artist was the path I was meant to be on, and I wanted to do something that allowed me to take care of people. I believe that I’m not your typical physician, and I like to think that most of the members I take care of would agree. I want to be your friend as well as your physician, and I am completely committed to providing care to each member as if he or she were my own family.
I believe that my personality helps make members and, most importantly, their families trust me. I don’t sugarcoat things. I’m a straight shooter and I believe that members deserve to be "in the know" at all times. My specialty at Kaiser Permanente Riverside is dealing with complex abdominal wall reconstruction. I work to help people who have had several hernia repairs, giant hernias, infected mesh, or pretty much any other challenging surgery dealing with the abdominal wall. This is what I love to do, and it’s what I’m best at.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have three sons. My family is my entire life outside of work. I’m an avid marathon runner as well as a surfer, skateboarder, and artist. I also play guitar and drums, and have a huge interest in music and literature. This life has so much to offer, but sadly I feel there isn’t enough time for any of us to enjoy it all. As long as I enjoy my work, the sacrifice is worth it. I believe that you’ll be happy with me as your physician, assuming you’re willing to look past my surfer/skateboarder appearance