I was born and raised in Los Angeles and migrated north to UC Berkeley for college. I then spent time in New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville for my medical education. After 10 years of humid summers, I figured it was time to move to the mountains so I could be closer to recreational activities like hiking and skiing.
I am board certified in otolaryngology, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. I perform general head and neck procedures with a specific focus on plastic and reconstructive surgeries of the head and neck. A large portion of my practice is reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the nose to help patients achieve improved nasal airflow and/or to attain cosmetic refinements to the central feature of their face. I also perform specialized surgeries for patients with facial paralysis as well as tracheal shaves for transgender patients. I treat every patient as though they were a member of my family. I always remind my patients to think of me as their coach as we work together to treat medical conditions, rather than somebody who will tell them what they must and must not do.
I have an 8-year-old dog named Booman who is my best friend. I love to travel, cook and listen to live music. I also enjoy a wide range of sports including basketball, skiing, tennis and golf. I have been doing CrossFit and yoga for several years. I take part in medical trips to provide free services to those in need.