I was born in France, moved to the U.S. at the age of eight, and grew up in Oregon and California. My grandfather, a French army doctor, was my inspiration. I earned my medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and did my ophthalmology internship and residency at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and UCSF, respectively. I also did a fellowship at UCSF in external eye disease, cornea, and uveitis (eye inflammation) under the auspices of the Francis I. Proctor Foundation. My wife, a pediatrician with an adventurous spirit, has motivated me to explore the world through travel and international medicine. We decided to move to Hawaii because of its wonderful climate, family-oriented culture, and cultural diversity.
Medicine is a profession that provides an intellectual challenge along with the opportunity to create meaningful personal relationships. I especially enjoy ophthalmology because it allows me to develop a specific expertise and use this knowledge and experience to benefit people every day in the clinic and in surgery. Eye surgeries are elegant and precise, and patients often say the results are a wonderful gift.
I’ve spoken at Northwest Pathology and All About Eyes conferences in Portland, Oregon, at an Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group meeting, and at a Kaiser Permanente Northern California cornea meeting. In addition, I delivered a resident lecture in refractive surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University, served as a grand rounds speaker at the University of Washington in Seattle, and spoke at UCSF’s Resident Research Day.
Previous research I’ve done has focused on bacterial and fungal corneal inflammation and was published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). I’ve also written about the treatment of surface eye disease, which was published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, and trachoma – a bacterial infection that affects the eye – which appeared in the journal Lancet.
I stay up-to-date by attending medical conferences and reading medical journals. I’m also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. These organizations provide access to the latest developments in my field.
I was very happy working for the Northwest Permanente Medical Group, but having the opportunity to work for the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group and stay within the Kaiser Permanente family was a strong motivating factor in the decision to move to Hawaii.
I believe that every patient deserves high-quality, compassionate care from an honest and interested physician. I look forward to learning about my patients' hobbies, passions, and family life, and I also enjoy telling them stories about my two boys.
I stay emotionally and physically healthy by spending time with family and keeping active by hiking, swimming, and stand-up paddle boarding.