Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to assisting in your health care.
I was born in Kiev, capital of Ukraine. I wanted to be a physician from the time I was in the fifth grade, and after high school I decided to go to medical school. I knew that I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people's lives, and practicing medicine gives me that opportunity. I graduated from one of the best medical schools in Russia at age 23. A few years later, my family and I immigrated to the United States. During my residency in Los Angeles, I fell in love with the city and decided to live here. I have many friends and enjoy their company. I love to exercise and bike regularly on the beach and in the beautiful mountains of Santa Monica. When I do travel, I try to visit national parks and cities with rich cultural traditions.
I do not think I can describe my field better than Sir William Osler did: "As is our pathology, so is our practice...what the pathologist thinks today, the physician does tomorrow." Nearly every physician relies on laboratory tests or tissue examination to make a definitive diagnosis. In most cases, a pathologist oversees the performance of those tests or is directly involved with the diagnosis. We pathologists work behind the scenes, making important interpretations and diagnoses that significantly affect patient care.
I firmly believe in Kaiser Permanente's philosophy of total health, which considers all aspects of a person's state of being - body, mind, and spirit. My family life is my major priority outside of work. I also love to exercise, and I bike and hike regularly on the beach and in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. In addition, I make it a priority to set aside time to attend a classical music concert or read a good novel.