My goal is to provide optimal, safe surgical care for patients with as minimally invasive an approach as feasible. I strongly believe that excellent patient communication eases anxiety and allays concerns, optimizing the patient’s ability to recover.
In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding, music, soccer, and travel.
Qualifications and experience
- Surgery, Digestive System, Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy, Digestive System - Hernia, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Languages spoken
Carolinas Medical Center Program (2011)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2005)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (2004)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2009)
University of Virginia (VA) (1999)
- Clinical interest for patients
My many clinical interests include surgery for simple and complex abdominal wall hernias and minimally invasive surgery of the abdomen.
- Research interest for patients
My research experience and interests primarily focus on laparoscopy, surgical simulation, resident/medical student education, international surgery, and hernia repair.
- Volunteer activities
I am dedicated to improving health and surgical education internationally. I have traveled to my father's home country, the Philippines, on medical missions and have provided lectures and presentations in Brazil, Germany, and the Philippines.