I was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Michigan. I have always been fascinated by science (both life and physical sciences) and later became interested in human physiology. I studied cellular and molecular biology at the University of Michigan and then pursued a dual degree in both the medical and graduate schools at the University of California at San Francisco. I completed post-graduate medical training (residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center, in Boston. After 13 years living there, I moved to Portland to be closer to family — and to the Pacific Ocean, mountains, rivers, and all that this region has to offer.
My specialty is the area in medicine that relates to the endocrine system, which is the system that regulates hormone production and hormone action. I see all endocrine conditions. To me, being a physician is more than making diagnoses and treating medical conditions. It is also about learning from and teaching patients. It is this exchange that makes being a physician gratifying to me.
I play tennis and soccer, and enjoy outdoor activities, good eats, and international travel.