Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician at Kaiser Permanente. I am a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in pediatric anesthesia. I’ve practiced at the San Diego Medical Center for over 25 years.
I was born in Flint, Michigan, but moved to Los Angeles with my parents when I was 2. I grew up in the North L.A. area, attended college at Pepperdine University in Malibu, and worked for a biotechnology company before I enrolled in medical school at Wake Forest University. I did my internship in pediatrics at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and completed my anesthesiology residency at UC San Diego, followed by board certification in 1990. I am divorced and have two grown children.
Medicine is a wonderful career because it involves interacting with and helping people on a regular basis. I’m honored to be entrusted with my patients’ well-being, and I strive to treat every one of them as I would my own family. I feel fortunate to be able to serve children and also work in a practice that allows me to provide anesthesia services to adults as part of their obstetrical care in the Labor and Delivery Department.
I was genetically gifted to be tall, thin, and lean. However, I have a long family history of medical problems early in life, so I’m very serious about taking care of myself and maintaining my health. I run, bike, and work out in a gym regularly. I watch what I eat and watch my portion sizes. I work inside every day under artificial lighting, so every chance I get I go outside. I ride a dirt bike, mountain bike, snow ski 30 days every winter, and occasionally surf and boogie board. I also like to sail, kayak, and do river trips. I greatly enjoy going off-roading in my four-wheel drive truck. I usually do at least one backpacking trip every summer and fall, and enjoy peak bagging (reaching mountain peaks) and rock scrambling. I also sometimes practice yoga and martial arts to strengthen my mental coordination. I attend church. I have always felt my faith strengthens my resolve with the tough emotional issues that I face dealing as I do with sick children.