Biography & Education


Personal Statement: I was taught early in my medical career that one of the most important responsibilities of a physician is to teach. Teaching patients, teaching colleagues, and teaching future generations of doctors is duty that all of us accept as part of an unspoken oath. The environment at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center fully supports that philosophy making it the perfect place for me to practice my profession.

Memberships American College of PhysiciansAssociation of Program Directors in Internal MedicineHealth Volunteers Overseas

Clinical Interests

  • Infectious diseases
  • Disaster management
  • International and tropical medicine

Areas of Academic/Clinical Focus:

  • Improving residency education through better metrics
  • Simulation based education for residency training
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Curriculum development
  • Transitions from inpatient to outpatient care

National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Pacific North West Consortium for Outcomes in Residency Education (PNW-CORE), a work group of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Providence Regional Disaster Management Work Groups

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Inpatient Teaching: 6 months out of the year I serve as the attending on one of the ward teaching services
  • Moderating Morning Report: facilitating 3-4 morning reports per month with the various resident teams on the wards, night float, ICU or electives

Personal Interests: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering, Biking, Woodworking, Cooking

Areas of expertise

Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: The Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Residency: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Chief Resident: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Care Locations


Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Services Provided