Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Finding a physician that you are comfortable with is so important. I hope that sharing a bit about myself will help us get a head start. The quality of our relationship will be key to the success of our treatment.
I am a local guy, raised in nearby Carson, and was actually born in a Kaiser hospital. My interest in medicine started early, and guided my decision to pursue science in college at UCLA. I also completed a graduate degree in public health before attending medical school at the University of Michigan. Orthopaedic surgery appealed to me, and I did my residency training in San Diego. It was an awesome experience, and I could not have chosen a better specialty. Whether I am treating traumatic injury or just plain wear and tear, I have the opportunity every day to make people feel better.
My fellowship training was at the Anderson Clinic in Virginia, where I focused on lower-extremity joint replacement of the hip and knee. A minimally invasive, anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a special interest. It typically allows for quicker recovery and shorter hospital stays. I am excited to partner with you in your care. Together we can achieve your health goals and get you back to the activities of life you enjoy.
For my own wellness, life balance is key. I am blessed with a wonderful family, and spend as much time with them as I can. I try to stay very active. I have been competitive in sports all of my life and still love to play with friends.