About Me

I was born and raised in the Midwest and attended the University of Colorado Boulder, double majoring in philosophy and biology. I returned to the Midwest to complete my medical degree but missed Colorado dearly and moved back to complete my internship and residency in adult psychiatry. During residency, I was promoted to the position of Chief Resident of Neuropsychiatry. After finishing training and practicing overseas in New Zealand, I returned to Colorado to complete a fellowship in forensic psychiatry. Prior to joining the wonderful team at Kaiser Permanente, I practiced adult and forensic psychiatry at Denver Health. I hold the academic position of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I am a strong advocate for individuals suffering from a mental illness and advocate in my past position as the President of the Colorado Psychiatric Society.

About my practice

I feel that as a psychiatrist, I am a mental health consultant and teammate that works together with you to help you reach optimal wellness and mental health. My personal philosophy for patient care could be described as patient-centric and holistic in nature. I believe that you should be part of the medical decision-making process. Patients should be educated about their diagnosis and treatment options so that with their doctors and therapists they can become part of the process of healing and recovery. I also strongly believe in the biopsychosocial approach to mental health treatment. In other words, patients should be treated with biological, psychological, and social approaches to target their specific needs.

How I thrive

Besides the pleasure of getting to know and helping my patients, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and children. We especially enjoy the mountains and take advantage of them by telemark skiing, snowboarding, white water kayaking, backpacking, and fly fishing – basically we enjoy it all. I personally enjoy world travel which gives me the opportunity to interact and learn about different cultures. In my spare time I also enjoy primitive arm chair philosophizing, reading, gardening and cooking.