"I strive to continually improve the quality of care for patients."
Board certified Ophthalmology
I strive to treat my patients the way I would want to be treated; I explain issues thoroughly, discuss options, and work with each patient to do what is best for their eyes. I enjoy being able to preserve vision and help my patients see better. It is an honor to have their trust, and I appreciate it every day. I specialize in comprehensive ophthalmology, including cataracts, medical retina and eyelid disorders, and other ophthalmic diseases.
I grew up in Kansas City; my parents and brothers still live there so I like to get back at least once each year. My wife works at Microsoft and we have two boys and two cats. I knew I wanted to be a physician since high school, and I chose ophthalmology because it combines my interests in vision, neurology and surgery. After completing my residency, I worked in private practice for several years, but I came to Kaiser Permanente in 2007 because the organization’s model of care espouses my personal beliefs about healthcare in the U.S. My years here have allowed me to grow in knowledge and skill, and now I can’t imagine practicing anywhere else. In addition to my practice here, I help train residents at the University of Washington and I have traveled to Ethiopia to teach and perform surgeries with other physicians through the Himalayan Cataract Project.
With two active boys, my wife and I spend a lot of time at sporting events, theater performances, and other fun activities. We enjoy taking family trips around the U.S. and the world. To stay healthy, I make sure I get enough sleep and try to exercise outdoors when I can, especially by hiking, biking, and skiing. I also like to cook and have a small garden to help me make interesting meals.