Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page.
I joined Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in 2011. I completed my general surgery and urology training at UC Irvine. After that, I pursued advanced training in genitourinary cancer surgery (urologic oncology) at UCLA for two years. I am board certified in urology. My research focuses on prostate cancer and kidney cancer and translating these findings into practical use. I have a special interest in robotics, MRI imaging of the prostate, nerve-sparing, bladder cancer and teaching. I've published more than 60 peer-reviewed academic papers and textbook chapters on these subjects.
I specialize in all cancers of the urinary tract, including prostate, bladder, kidney, testicle, adrenal, and penile cancers. I perform robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgery. I am the director of robotic surgery for the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. My main area of clinical expertise is robotic surgery for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. I was certified on the da Vinci robotic surgical system in 2005. I am one of a few surgeons in the Southern California Kaiser Permanente region who uses robotic surgery for the treatment of bladder cancer and who performs cryoablation (freezing) treatment of the recurrent prostate. I also have helped establish Kaiser Permanente’s prostate MRI with targeted biopsy program.
I stay healthy by hiking, playing golf, and spending time with my growing family.