Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I hope this gives you a good idea of who I am, my training and experience, and what my practice is like.
I was born and raised near Buffalo, New York. As a young boy, my model collection included the human body, heart, and eyeball. At Yale, I studied geology and chemistry. In medical school at SUNY Buffalo I loved anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. I was most interested in lung disease. After my residency I studied lung disease full time at UCLA, then joined the UCLA faculty, became director of the intensive care unit (ICU), and came to oversee all respiratory and ICU services. I left UCLA after 24 years for Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center to help organize their ICU services. We have developed a great team that shares ideas, challenges, and successes with other ICU teams from around the country.
I am blessed to work with a group of five other superb physicians. We divide our time between the intensive care unit, seeing hospitalized people with lung disease, and providing outpatient care to members with a wide variety of lung diseases. My job allows me to work as one of the leaders in the ICU and as a team member in the office. Moving from one setting to another each week provides a fresh set of challenges, rewarding experiences, and opportunities to work with members and their families.
Achieving balance and having the right priorities are important to me. Kaiser Permanente allows me to continue to enjoy the practice I have grown to love, and to spend time with my wife, son, new daughter-in-law and chocolate Lab. After work you may find me swimming at the local gym and enjoying a serving of chocolate milk afterward. Thrive! At home I may be doing chores around the house with my wife, exercising, or relaxing with a good book. I also like to visit the mountains with family and friends for camping or snowshoeing, target shoot with buddies, or socialize with neighbors or church friends.