Originally from New York, I retired from the Navy in 2012 after 21 years of service. I served as a flight surgeon and then as a general surgeon and rose through the ranks to captain and director of Surgical Services at the Naval Hospital Pensacola. After completing a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, I joined the surgical team at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where we practiced general and bariatric surgery. I deployed to Iraq and to Afghanistan where I served as the officer in charge of a forward surgical team. The field of bariatrics is continually growing. As a surgeon, it is both challenging and rewarding. As a member of a robust medical and surgical weight loss team, it is very fulfilling.
In our field, I get to share in the short- and long-term success of our patients throughout their journey from obesity to health. Our department is staffed with a diverse group of professionals who believe in what they do and strive to evolve, innovate and improve. It is truly a great place to practice. I have a partnership style of practice. I frequently tell my patients: “I have expertise in surgery, but I work for you and we will make decisions and care for you together.”
We have lived on all three coasts and Hawaii. We are excited to explore and enjoy this amazing part of the country. Having a rewarding practice in this setting is wonderful. Exploring the unique recreational opportunities Denver and the surrounding area has to offer has kept us engaged and challenged. I never imagined we’d be skiing at 10,000 feet and sailing at 5,280!