Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hello, and thanks for checking out my Web page. I hope you'll be able to learn a bit about me and why I do what I do.
I grew up in Pasadena, California, where my parents still live. I attended college and medical school at USC. I completed my residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then spent an additional year of training in hand, elbow, and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. My education was a long journey, but I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. I love what I do and I'm fascinated by the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the hand, elbow, and upper extremity.
The best part of my job is getting to help my members. That process begins by listening closely to figure out what brings someone in to see me. I love surgery, but I'm always happy to find a way to help someone without having to resort to surgery.
When I'm not working, I like to play tennis, run, or work out at the gym. My wife and I enjoy cooking, and we are both diehard USC Trojan fans. I spend time, almost every day, reading about new research in my field because I find it interesting and I think it makes me a better physician and surgeon.