A CU Medicine provider.
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 (bass guitar), soccer, and travel. I have three young kids and we enjoy LEGO, hiking, and swimming together.
Qualifications and experience
- Surgery, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive System - Hernia, Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy, Digestive System
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2005)
Carolinas Medical Center Program (2011)
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.
- 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.
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