Welcome to my Web page! I hope the following information serves as a good introduction to my work and me, and I look forward to meeting you in person so that you may get to know me even better.
I was raised in the Midwest, where I completed my education, including medical and graduate school. After obtaining my medical degree as well as a Ph.D. in neuroscience, I moved to the East Coast to complete my residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After surviving the cold northeast winters, I chose to relocate to the warmer climate of southern California. Much of my family lives here too, so I also wanted to be closer to them.
As an anesthesiologist, my central role is caring for patients while the surgeon performs his or her procedure. The majority of people coming to the hospital for surgery are apprehensive to begin with, so it is very important for patients to feel at ease with their anesthesiologist. I make sure that patients have their anesthetic options presented to them in a way they understand, and that they have the chance to ask me any questions. I always assure my patients that my goal is getting them through their surgery as safely and comfortably as possible.
Balance is the key to many aspects of life. I try to balance hard work in the operating rooms with time devoted to my family at home. I especially enjoy playing with my two young children, which reinvigorates me. In addition to being an avid soccer fan, I enjoy traveling, and I hope to travel the world with my family when my children get a little older.