I was born and raised in Utah. In 1985 while serving in the U.S. Army, I completed medical school and requested an internship at Tripler Army Medical Center. In 1993 I had the good fortune to return as a staff radiologist. The natural beauty and varied cultures of the Islands that create the aloha spirit soon made it impossible for me to leave.
My father and brother are both physicians, and they have been powerful and positive role models for me. Although my father was a cardiologist, he had great respect for the radiologists he worked with, and he encouraged me to look at radiology as a career specialty. I'm glad I took his advice, as radiology has provided me a stimulating and professionally rewarding career in medicine. Currently I am clinical assistant professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. I also am a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and I teach radiology residents at Tripler. I have a master’s degree in business administration, and in addition to English, I speak Japanese. I keep up-to-date with developments in my field by attending scientific meetings of the American Society of Neuroradiology each spring. I have presented papers there on various topics in neuroradiology. Each fall I attend the annual scientific meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. I enjoy the close professional associations that I have with my clinical colleagues and my fellow radiologists. I also appreciate being in a group practice that allows me to devote myself to providing the best patient care possible. I believe in listening to and caring for every patient as I would a family member. One of the most rewarding aspects of my practice is helping my patients manage their pain. I also enjoy talking with my patients about their diagnostic imaging examinations, answering their questions, and discussing the results
My favorite pastimes are reading, traveling, and listening to music. I also enjoy running, biking, golf, and skiing.