Thoracic oncology surgery is often the only option for a patient with lung or esophageal cancer. While not all patients are eligible for this option, those who are often recover and return to a full life. I feel Kaiser Permanente provides great resources to keep them healthy.
I joined Kaiser Permanente because I wanted to be a part of a well-run group of cardiothoracic surgeons. I have an engineering background, and chose cardiothoracic surgery as a career because it is a natural advancement of my engineering skills.
I am particularly interested in mediastinal tumors, minimally invasive treatments for lung and esophageal cancer, and treatment of pleural-space problems, such as effusions and infection. I was featured in San Francisco magazine’s December 2014 issue as one of the Bay Area’s Top Doctors for 2015.
I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2000.
I was born in Alabama and I’m married to my wife, Kelly, a dermatologist in Lafayette. I’m an avid golfer, and go to the gym daily. My philosophy is to live every day to its fullest.
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|Medical Education||University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL|
|Residency||Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA|
|Fellowship||Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
|Board certification||Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery|