I enjoy taking care of patients and consider it a privilege to be a doctor. My role is to be a patient advocate and to involve patients in medical decision-making. I believe in communication, trust, and respect between a patient and their physician.
MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 1999; MPH, San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif., 2003-06
Internal medicine residency, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash., 1999-2000; pulmonary/critical care fellowship and interventional pulmonary medicine combined fellowship, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, Calif., and Brussels, Belgium, 2005-06
Interventional pulmonary, central airway disorders, pleural disease, cystic fibrosis, and epidemiology disorders
Complementary medicine interests:
Snowboarding, bicycling, gardening, cooking, and traveling