Thank you for taking the time out to visit my Web page. I look forward to being part of your health care team.
I was born in Hong Kong and came to America with my family at a very young age. I grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Garfield High School, which was made famous by Jaime Escalante and the movie Stand and Deliver. I went to Yale University for college, where I majored in biology, and went to New York University for medical school. After 8 years of the freezing cold, I truly appreciated the Los Angeles weather and moved back home, where I completed my internal medicine training at UCLA and my cardiology training at Harbor-UCLA.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I was in private practice for over 12 years, and I deeply understand the importance of cultivating the member-physician relationship. I like to involve members and their families in every aspect of their medical care and assist them in understanding their medical problems and their treatment plans. Success in treating members is a team effort and best accomplished when doctors, nurses, and other support staff collaborate to achieve a common goal of caring for the member.
Time off from work is just as important as time at work. I spend most of my free time with my wife and 3 kids. We enjoy cooking, going to the movies, playing basketball, catching a Dodgers game, or cheering for the home team at Staples Center. I try to practice what I preach, so I attempt to work out at least 3 to 4 times per week, which I find to be a nice escape from the hectic pace of work and being a dad. Spending time with friends is also important, especially getting together for a nice meal with good food and wine.