My training has been throughout the west coast, completing medical school at the University of New Mexico, Internal Medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Stanford University in California. Having been raised in Utah, I am fond of the outdoors, enjoying mountains and outdoor sports.
After fellowship I chose to go to Alaska for an adventure, because it was a cool state and the job opportunities seemed unique. Also, I figured, everyone had to live in Alaska at least once in their lives. My plan was to stay for 2-3 years; that was over 6 years ago. What I found and has kept me here, is both that Alaska is an amazing state to live in, and as importantly, the job has been exceptional, offering a satisfying work environment and ample time off. My colleagues are well trained, professional, and supportive.
Our practice encompasses a nice blend of rotations, teaching opportunities and remarkably interested and supportive administrations at both hospitals which has enabled us to run the best ICUs possible. In fact we have received national recognition for the excellence of our ICUs. I am proud of our care of patients and service to the community.
My interests outside of work include taking care of my beautiful daughter Brooke, traveling anywhere, and playing a variety of sports including ice hockey, soccer, skiing, tennis, windsurfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and scuba diving.