"I achieve great satisfaction from thoroughly planning an operation, technically carrying it out, and seeing the immediate and long-term results."
Board certified Plastic Surgery
I was an inquisitive child, and I loved doing things with my hands, including artistic and mechanical tasks. Plastic surgery combines my interests. Initially, I joined Kaiser Permanente after finishing up my second residency. After having had my own practice and then joining a large academic practice, I decided to return. The organization allows physicians to make clinical decisions based on what's right for patients. It also promotes a culture of well-being for patients and staff members alike, where everyone thrives. My approach to care incudes listening intently to patients and thoroughly examining them first. Subsequently, I educate them on what I believe can be achieved operatively. I achieve great satisfaction from thoroughly planning an operation, technically carrying it out, and seeing the immediate and long-term results. I aim to set realistic expectations to minimize unexpected concerns after procedures.
I grew up in rural Ohio. I also completed undergraduate studies and medical school in the Buckeye State. Subsequently, I relocated to Northern California completing my general surgery residency at U.C. Davis Medical Center in general surgery, followed by completion of a second residency in plastic surgery at University of Virginia. I've practiced plastic surgery in Oregon, Florida, and Virginia. I've now returned to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to extended family. I've been happily married for many years. I met my wife in college when I was 17. We have 4 amazing children that I'm very proud of. I love spending time with my children and my wife. We love to have fun and make each other laugh.
I enjoy daily exercise and training and outdoor activities with my family, including hiking, snowboarding, and skiing. I like watching my children play soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Since the age of 14, I've been focused on eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. I also like to stay current on best practices related to my profession.