Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I hope this information gives you a better sense of who I am and what I can do to help you.
I’m often asked why I chose to become a colon and rectal surgeon. Not many people find that part of the body glamorous or appealing, and many more are uncomfortable discussing their problems because of the prevailing associated social taboos. My work is deeply meaningful to me because I help people navigate seemingly incomprehensible and troubling problems and reach a better understanding of their own bodies in the process.
My hope is to provide relief and comfort in a kind and understanding manner to those who are suffering. The first thing that my professor of surgery in medical school taught me was that establishing trust with patients is the most important thing that a surgeon will ever do. I try to model my practice after that example, and I strive to treat everyone with respect, dignity, and care. I work hard to bring light, hope, and promise to those who are suffering.
I run and swim for exercise. I have completed several full marathons and triathlons. I’m a firm believer that an hour of exercise is infinitely more valuable than an hour of television, that you can never eat enough fiber, and that every one of us has the responsibility to make healthy choices in our lives.