Biography & Education

I believe in combining a patient-centered approach with professional surgical care. I am here to listen and understand your surgical issues, answer your questions, address your concerns, and formulate a plan of care that is medically sound while accounting for your personal needs.
  • General Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Swedish Medical Center
2011, 2013 Teacher of the Year Award
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Surgones-Fellow; Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys. Other interests include jogging, weight lifting, golfing, reading, and cooking.

Care Locations

1801 N.W. Market St.
Ballard Professional Building, Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-386-6706
1221 Madison St.
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 1401 and 1411
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-386-6706
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Why you should have your hernia repaired

December 31, 2012
Do you have a groin bulge that seems to come and go, often absent upon waking in the morning? Or perhaps you already know you have a hernia? Hernias are very common and occur in approximately 1 in 4 males (less common in women), so chances are you or someone you know has or has had an inguinal hernia. The main question I always get asked is "should it be fixed?"   As a general surgeon, I see 4-5 patients every week with a newly diagnosed inguinal hernia. Many are self-referred after discovering a lump in the groin, while many others are referred from their primary care provider after the hernia is discovered during the physical exam. After verifying that a hernia is the correct diagnosis (other possibilities are a groin strain, swollen lymph node, etc.), I have a discussion which addresses the aforementioned question. As an aside, these are very common and also found in the pediatric population (


Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Blood Management Techniques
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Cholecystectomy (Laproscopic)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • da Vinci (Robot-Assisted Surgery)
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gallstone Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatic Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Hernia (Laparoscopic)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hernia Repair/Outpatient
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Surgeons