"My goal is to ensure that every patient I see feels they have received the best service, experience, and advice possible."
Board certified Pulmonary Disease
I started working here immediately after my medical training at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco. It was a deliberate choice because I believe the future of medicine is with organizations like this where we work as a team, communicate seamlessly, and maintain a primary focus on health and health outcomes. I hope every member I see in the clinic feels that they have received the best service, experience, and advice possible. The care every member gets should be the same quality of care I'd hope my own family would receive. My specialties are working in inpatient and outpatient pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. At my job, no day is ever the same; there are new challenges and rewards every day I come to work. It's a privilege to work with colleagues who are dedicated and motivate me to continually improve and evolve as the field of medicine changes.
I was born in Colorado and grew up in California. After completing medical school on the East Coast, I returned to San Francisco for postgraduate training. I have three daughters who keep me very busy at home. My oldest, who is seven, wants to speak to my boss because she thinks I spend too much time at work. Medicine is extremely rewarding. I've had the opportunity to talk to members about their lives and values and help some of them through difficult times.
My hobbies are running to and from work, playing the violin, and travelling. Every weekend, we cook dinner for the week for our young family. We also take our children out for walks in city parks no matter what the weather - my three girls think that rain just means there are more puddles to splash in and more worms and snails to find. Finding some quiet downtime is hard in our fast-paced society. I try to take the Seattle Metro Bus to work as much as possible because it's the one time I get to think about the day's events and reflect on what's going on at work and at home.