Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about my background and practice. I hope this information will help you feel comfortable with the care I provide.
Though born in New York City, I spent the majority of my formative years growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey. After high school, I traveled north to attend Yale University, where I majored in philosophy and spent an inordinate amount of time singing with musical groups including the Spizzwinks and Whiffenpoofs. Next, I completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and then headed west to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school. I served as president of my class for all 4 years and then traveled even farther west to sunny Los Angeles for residency training at the LAC+USC Medical Center. I had always felt strongly that the Kaiser Permanente approach to medicine would be a good fit for my style of practice, and I was lucky to have the opportunity to join after residency.
As a urologist, I have a wide and varied practice. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of issues, both benign and malignant, related to the kidneys, bladder, and male genitalia. Thus far, my practice has seen an emphasis on kidney stones and male urinary problems related to prostate enlargement. Treatment options for prostate enlargement include medicines, implants, endoscopic prostate resection, and open enucleation. My team in Orange County takes special pride in delivering compassionate, quality care.
In recent years, my wife and I have welcomed 2 children into our lives. While childrearing has been a challenging endeavor, we stay balanced with regular exercise and frequent forays into vegetarian and Mediterranean diets. I particularly enjoy playing squash and jogging. I am also on the lookout for a choral group as well to once again exercise my vocal cords.