"I aim to provide patients with excellent clinical care while connecting with them in a manner that conveys genuine concern for their health and well-being."
Board certified Ophthalmology
I consider myself a people person, and I enjoy developing relationships with patients. I aim to provide patients with excellent clinical care while also connecting with them in a manner that conveys genuine concern for their health and well-being. My goal is to treat each patient as I would care for my family members. I joined Kaiser Permanente because of positive recommendations from friends that were already employed as physicians here. I believe in practicing evidence-based medicine whenever possible and taking time to educate patients about their disease, so they may be empowered to make informed decisions about their treatment plan.
I was born and raised in a rural area of North Central Ohio. I completed all of my education and training in the Midwest and East Coast prior to moving to Washington state for a second fellowship. Seattle happens to be my wife's hometown. I'm happily married, and we recently were blessed with our first child, a healthy baby girl. My wife is also an ophthalmologist. Balancing our schedules is challenging. Still, it's great having a partner who truly understands the ups and downs of this profession.
I love spending time with family and friends. Much of our vacation time is spent visiting my many relatives in the Midwest, but I love to travel elsewhere when time allows. Part of my approach to staying healthy, motivated, and inspired begins with acknowledging daily how truly fortunate and blessed I am.