It is very important for me to connect with my patients, spend time talking to them and gain an understanding of their health issues. I encourage my patients to be involved in the decision-making process related to their evaluation and treatment and am also comfortable making those decisions for them if that is what they choose. I try to explain the process to each individual so that the process and reasoning behind my recommendations is well understood. It is important to establish open and honest communication from the beginning in both directions, and I appreciate feedback when the process is not going as expected or hoped. I try to accommodate each individual and also understand that sometimes the fit is not going to be perfect.
I am originally from the Chicago area, went to northern California for undergrad and returned to Chicago for medical school, internship and residency training. After working in Hawaii for a few months as an internist and traveling to Europe and Asia, I came to Denver for fellowship training in gastroenterology.
I am married, have two beautiful school-age children and two dogs who keep me very busy when I am not at work. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, skiing, traveling, cooking, and gardening. I try to keep up with speaking Spanish and dancing flamenco when I have a chance.
Qualifications and experience
- Languages spoken
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2003)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology 2010
- Clinical interest for patients
My areas of interest include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac sprue, colorectal cancer screening, colorectal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, functional gastrointestinal disorders, and general hepatobiliary/pancreatic disease.
- Research interest for patients
I am interested in clinical research pertaining to inflammatory bowel disease, celiac sprue and hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.
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