"It is important for me to listen to my patients and educate them with the best, most relevant medical knowledge."
Board certified Ophthalmology
Vision is an important aspect of our daily lives, and I enjoy the privilege of helping patients improve theirs. I strive to treat each patient as I would want a close family member to be treated. It is important for me to listen to my patients and educate them with the best, most relevant medical knowledge. Together we can make decisions that will help them reach their individual treatment goals. My subspecialties within ophthalmology are in corneal surgeries and diseases and cataract surgery. I came to Kaiser Permanente because of the organization's ability to deliver excellent clinical care by allowing specialists and primary care physicians to collaborate. It is a privilege to work within a Kaiser Permanente ophthalmology group that is outstanding and friendly. I believe that our integrated system has the capacity to deliver the best preventive and specialty care to our patients.
I grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Princeton University. I pursued a career in medicine because I enjoy helping others, educating patients and health care trainees, and applying scientific knowledge to patient care. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I was an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where I served on the full-time faculty for 10 years. I cared for patients with corneal diseases and cataracts at the University of Washington Eye Institute, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the VA Puget Sound-Seattle. During that time, I taught cataract and corneal surgeries to UW ophthalmology residents and directed medical student education for the UW Department of Ophthalmology, receiving teaching awards for resident education.
I love the outdoors, especially the spectacular summers of the Pacific Northwest. To relax, I enjoy photography, good coffee, and time with family. I also like to travel and explore regional foods.