As a pediatric surgeon, I focus on always trying to find the least invasive way to solve a child’s medical problem.
I specialize in minimally invasive surgery with a focus on neonatal disorders and hernias. I also provide surgical treatments for gastroparesis, including gastric electrical stimulation.
I believe each child is unique. I spend a great deal of time listening to their questions and concerns and addressing them. This allows me to better understand the best approach to improve their health.
I became ill as a child and a phenomenal doctor got me through it. This doctor spent many hours talking to me and made me want to become a physician.
When I’m not providing clinical care, I work to make leading-edge knowledge available to surgeons internationally. Unfortunately, there are great disparities in knowledge across the globe, and not all surgeons have access to the same knowledge we do.
I was honored to receive the faculty teaching award in my first year of practice.
In my free time, I like to go camping in the wilderness with my family. A fun fact about me: I was a Golden Glove boxer in college for four years.
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Surgery - General and Thoracic, General and Thoracic Surgery