My work is my passion, but I also love reading non-fiction, tennis, hockey, snowboarding, the saxophone, & being with my family in our National Parks. I am also a proud supporter of the So Cal Bulldog Rescue Organization.
I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received my B.S. with Honors at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
I then moved to Southern California and received my MD with Honors in 1996 from the University of Southern California. I then completed 3 years of additional training in Anesthesiology at the UCLA Medical Center.
I have been in private practice since 2000 and I am Board-Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
I am an Examiner & Expert Consultant for the Dental Board of CA. I am a Safety Inspector for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities.
I am certified in Adult and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
I regularly teach students as I am a Clinical Professor at Western University of Health Sciences and a Lecturer at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry.
In addition to dental anesthesia, I perform a wide range of OR anesthesia. For the last 12+ years, I have been the Director of Anesthesia for Dr. Daniel Kharrazi, Team Physician for the Los Angeles Lakers.
I have received the Physician of Excellence Award from the Orange County Medical Association multiple times.
I regularly donate my time and services, and I have been recognized as the "Anesthesiologist of the Year" by the Fresh Start Surgical Charity.
I am a member of:
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Orange County)
Rady's Children's Hospital of San Diego
American Society of Anesthesiology
Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
CA Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (Associate)
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology